The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre: A case study of alternative finance for universities from England = El 3M Buckley Innovation Center: Un caso de estudio de financiación alternativa para universidades

Liz Towns Andrews, Jill Johnes, Andrew McConnell OBE
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Abstract


The University of Huddersfield is a publicly funded university in West Yorkshire, England, with a mission which covers the spectrum of university activities including teaching, research and engagement with business. The focus of this case study is the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield which aims to facilitate business growth, encourage business to academia collaboration, and actively promote innovation. The chapter particularly focuses on the innovation and financial models which the University of Huddersfield has implemented to optimise relationships with industry. The innovation model and impact of the Centre is described in addition to the funding and governance structures which have been implemented to establish and sustain the Centre. National recognition of the unique approach to university-business engagement is also highlighted.

Resumen

La Universidad de Huddersfield es una universidad financiada con fondos públicos en West Yorkshire, Inglaterra, con una misión que cubre el espectro de actividades universitarias, incluida la enseñanza, la investigación y el compromiso con las empresas. El enfoque de este estudio de caso es el 3M Buckley Innovation Center (3M BIC) en Huddersfield, que tiene como objetivo facilitar el crecimiento empresarial, fomentar la colaboración entre las empresas y las instituciones académicas y promover activamente la innovación.
El trabajo se centra especialmente en los modelos financieros y de innovación que la Universidad de Huddersfield ha implementado para optimizar las relaciones con la industria. El modelo de innovación y el impacto del Centro se describen además de las estructuras de financiación y gobierno que se han implementado para la creación y mantenimiento del Centro. También se destaca el reconocimiento nacional del enfoque del compromiso entre universidad y empresa.


Palabras clave


university-business engagement; business growth; innovation; financial model; compromiso universidad-empresa; el crecimiento del negocio; innovación; modelo financiero

Referencias


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