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  • 1. Universities, Enterprise and the Knowledge Economy: Science City York case study Dr Chris Henshall Consultant Board Member, Alberta Research and Innovation Authority

2. My perspective

  • Government
    • Deputy Director of R&D for Dept of Health and NHS in England
    • Group Director in Dept of Trade and Industry, responsible for UK science and innovation policy and funding
  • Universities
    • Pro Vice Chancellor at University of York, responsible for links to government, business, economy and overseas
    • Chair of Worldwide Universities Network Academic Advisory Group
  • Industry
    • Chair/Director of various spin out/joint venture companies
    • Consultant to medical device and pharmaceutical industries

3. Overview

  • Science and innovation policy in the UK
  • Research, innovation and enterprise at the University of York
  • Science City York: origins, progress and current activities
  • Concluding remarks

4. UK science and innovation policy (1)

  • UK economy
    • Manufacturing and trade
    • Services
    • Knowledge economy
  • Knowledge economy
    • Science and knowledge creation
    • Innovation and enterprise
    • Skills

5. Science and knowledge creation

  • UK has 1% of worlds population and produces 12% of worlds scientific publications
  • Second only to USA in absolute numbers of citations
  • Highest productivity in world in terms of publications and citations per dollar invested
  • Science strong in UK and attracts/retains investment from science-based industry
  • Universities dominant role in science base; government research labs sector smaller than USA
  • Golden Triangle dominates, but much high quality science outside that

6. Innovation and enterprise

  • UK strong in science but weak in exploitation of it
  • Innovation
    • Universities encouraged/funded to
      • Exchange knowledge with business
      • Exploit IP licensing and spin-outs
      • Support innovation in local and national economies
    • Support for innovation in businesses
      • National, regional and local public support for innovation
    • Main focus has been on product innovation; recent attempts to include creative/design and process innovation
  • Enterprise
    • Public funding for initiatives in schools, universities and society more widely

7. Skills

  • Major government drives and funding to
    • Increase numbers gaining good qualifications at 16 and 18 yrs, with focus on business-relevant skills
    • Increase numbers going on to university (currently c40%, with eventual target of 50% in previous administration)
    • Make university education more business relevant
    • Raise skills of current workforce at all levels, with funding/pressure for universities to work with employers to deliver this

8. Overview

  • Science and innovation policy in the UK
  • Research, innovation and enterprise at the University of York
  • Science City York: origins, progress and current activities
  • Concluding remarks

9. University of York: science and research

  • York is one of the countrys top research-led universities:
  • World top 100; high in UK league tables
  • 8 thin 2008 RAE for the UK
  • Excellence in science, social science and arts and humanities
  • Extensive research networks and collaborations nationally (eg White Rose, YU, N8) and internationally (WUN)
  • Longstanding commitment to making research make a difference: eg
    • Queens Anniversary Prizes 1997, 2006, 2008, 2010
    • Chancellors Science City 2005

10. UoY: knowledge exchange and innovation

  • Research facilities for University and business use
  • York-JEOL Nanocentre; NMR; Neuro-imaging; Mass Spectrometry; Biosciences; Music Technology
  • Customer facing research groups:
  • Green Chemistry; Centre for Novel Agricultural Products; Safety Critical Systems; Environment; Health Sciences
  • Collaborative research and CPD with local and world-leading businesses and organisations
  • BP; Smith and Nephew; Apple; Microsoft; IBM; BAe; Qinetiq; local, regional, national and international government
  • Creation and exploitation of Intellectual Property
  • Consultancy, licensing, spin-out companies
  • Research and Enterprise Office
  • Promoting and supporting enterprise and user-links

11. University of York: enterprise

  • White Rose Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Enterprise
    • Enterprise modules across curriculum
    • Support for student enterprise activities and businesses
    • Enterprise Zone and Micro-incubator
    • Links to local businesses and enterprise agencies
  • Enterprise modules for postgraduates and staff
  • Business experience and skills for students

12. York Science Park

  • 10 hectare/28,000 sq m development adjacent to University
  • HQ and offices of established and growing companies
  • Smith & Nephew Research Centre; Ioko
  • Spin-outs and spin-ins
  • Cybula; Rapita; Xceleron; Pro-Cure; Medcom
  • 3 incubator buildings:
  • Innovation Centre, Biocentre; IT Centre
  • Embedded research facilities
  • York-JEOL Nanocentre; Neuroimaging Centre
  • Focus for innovation activities
    • UoY REO; Science City York, LY&NYCC

13. Growth of the University

  • Permission to extend campus to East
    • 65 hectares; up to 25 hectares (70,000 + sq m) for business use
    • 750m project
  • Phase 1
  • Academic Departments
  • Research Centres
  • University and Science City York support teams for enterprise and innovation
  • Business space in Departments, Hub and Catalyst buildings
  • 180m development funded by University, local and national government, EU and financial markets
  • Aim is to create one of the largest open innovation environments in UK

14. Cluster 1 Visualisation

  • Viewed from North East

15. Hub building

  • Viewed from North East

Viewed from South East 16. Hub building Secondary entrance Main entrance Atrium 17. Catalyst building 18. Overview

  • Science and innovation policy in the UK
  • Research, innovation and enterprise at the University of York
  • Science City York: origins, progress and current activities
  • Concluding remarks

19. Science City York: history

  • Bioscience York formed to support growing bio cluster in University, government labs andand business in 1990s
  • University, City and business leaders form Science City York in 1998 in response to decline in jobs in manufacturing sector
  • Informal partnership (triple helix)
  • Using knowledge, connections and reputation of University (and others) to promote growth of knowledge economy
  • Three clusters supported
  • Bioscience and Health; IT and Digital; Creative
  • Provision of business support
  • specialist advice; finance; professional services
  • Support for development of
    • accommodation and facilities
    • skills
  • Promoting public understanding and support for science

20. Science City York: current SCY assisted creation of 3000 new jobs and 100 new companies in first 10 years Model and achievements praised by Prime Minister and CBI Phase 2 is building on success to scale up impact locally play larger role in the Region and nationally take advantage of developments in other agencies Progress SCY established as company limited by guarantee New CEO and other senior staff recruited strategic partnerships with key agencies 21. How SCY Adds Value

  • ConnectingResearch, People, Business
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