In response to the results of the 2013/2014 HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) Survey released by HESA today, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said:
“The latest HE-BCI results show graduate start-ups are continuing to grow within our group of innovative and entrepreneurial institutions. More than 1,200 businesses were launched by Alliance graduates over the year, growing at more than twice the rate of the rest of the sector.
“This success comes because Alliance universities are entrepreneurial in everything they do. Our universities are serious about providing an environment that helps graduates and researchers turn their business ideas into reality. These results are yet another example of the value universities bring to the economy and society.”
Notes for Editors
The HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) Survey shows the results of new and on-going spin-off companies associated with UK Higher Education Providers.