The changing roles of universities within ‘open innovation’

Report Title: The changing roles of universities within ‘open innovation’

Published: 04/06/2009

Author: Tim Minshall

As part of the “University~Business Interactions” workshop held in Cambridge 4-5 June 2009

Tim Minshall is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Centre for Technology management and coordinator of the Technology Enterprise Group. His research and teaching interests are focused on open innovation, funding of innovation and university-industry technology transfer. Tim says collaboration and trust in people is key to technology transfer’s successful project management. He says collaborative projects can work on a “formal” and an “informal” level and closeness to your partners is important too.

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