The high quality of UK academic research and the ability to collaborate with universities are key factors in attracting early-stage investment in R&D to the UK.
Collaboration with universities is an important route for early-stage and long-term strategic R&D and can play a crucial role in supporting company growth.
However, there is increasing international competition for this collaborative work, with the quality of research in many countries improving rapidly. The UK must work to maintain its leading position in academic excellence.
Explainer: Collaboration with universities (142.16 KB)