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University Alliance welcome new national centre of university-business collaboration

The Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) announced the launch of a new National Centre for universities and business which will focus on strengthening the strategic partnership between universities and business with a view to driving economic growth and recovery.

Libby Hackett, Director of University Alliance, said:

“We are genuinely excited about what the national centre for university and business collaboration can achieve.

“Alliance universities have many leaders with incredible expertise and passion who are establishing and overseeing innovative forms of partnership – for example the new Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Huddersfield, a groundbreaking model for making collaboration work effectively.

“What the new CIHE centre needs to avoid doing is recreating the wheel or to be just another talking shop for ideas. This is where close engagement across this sector and business is key. The way it is funded will play a critical role in this. Public funding cannot be the only source; it must seek more innovative funding models that engage its partners from universities and business.”

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