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University of Lincoln hailed for industry engagement efforts

The University of Lincoln (UK) has won a national commendation for its level of engagement with industry and other outside organizations.

Lincoln was hailed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for its strategic approach to knowledge exchange and its ability to establish valuable links to the its teaching and research with small businesses, councils and charities in ways that benefit the economy and society.

These knowledge exchange efforts include support for start-up companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through business incubation, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) that place highly skilled graduates with private organizations, and commercialization of research discoveries in collaboration with industrial partners.

Andrew Stevenson, director of research and enterprise at the university, said: “We’re very proud to receive this commendation from HEFCE for our strategy to further engage with and support our industrial partners in the public, private and third sectors.

“Universities have a vital role as active anchor institutions not just in creating knowledge through their teaching and research, but in translating these innovations into new products, services and support that industry, and ultimately consumers, can benefit from,” Stevenson said.

“At Lincoln this engagement has always been, and will continue to be, a partnership where knowledge and challenges flow both ways,” he added. “This commendation for our knowledge exchange strategy once again shows that Lincoln is setting sector standards for how universities and industry can work together.”

Source: Insider Media Limited

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