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Dr. Henshall's presentation slides for TiE York City event on July 14, 2010. Uploaded by tushar gupta

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  • Connecting - Achieved by: Knowledge Transfer/Exchange: Improving Commercial Relationships between Research Base and Business by Reducing Barriers to Successful Engagement; Providing the Special Capability to Lead/Manage Complex Private-Public Sector Projects Sector Networks – Reach extends across more than 1500 individuals; Promoting & Connecting Innovation Assets, R&D Capability and Businesses with Opportunities – Regionally, Nationally and Internationally Business Mentors – Intensive ‘embedded’ coaching and mentoring for business leaders, managers and key personnel within knowledge-led SMEs across York, North Yorkshire and the Humber to help clients overcome critical barriers to growth. The new service follows Science City York’s successful application through Yorkshire Forward to secure £1.3M investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme in Yorkshire and Humber. Help and advice delivered to date ranges from assisting clients with strategy, leadership and performance development, to coaching on product/service presentations; through to developing marketing plans and strategies to gain new business. Investment: Northern Way (2007 – 2008) York Science Park (Park Central) £721K Bioscience Business Centre £162K Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry £1.6M Yorkshire Forward (2009) Science City York Phoenix Centre £80K – York St John University ERDF (2009) Specialist Services for Business Growth £1.3M ERDF Embedded Space £19.74M
  • PULSE: Currently - Monthly Cafe Scientifique: Launched 2003; Capacity Audience 60+ per Month; Bridging Generations - Annual York Festival of Science and Technology: Focal Point for Annual Calendar of Public Activities; Now in its 13th Year;Connecting People with Science – All Ages, All Backgrounds; Between 12 - 15,000 Participants each year; 10 Day Programme;Spanning 20+ Special Events, Exhibitions, Actvities; Across Wide Network of Partners; For All Ages In Progress – Developing Junior Cafe Scientifique – taking popular event direct into schools to inform and encourage debate between young people - Delivering a ‘Living in a Science City Experience’ – explaining and exploring the benefits of living, working in York - Extending programme of public facing activities/talks throughout the year e.g. York Minster Lectures

Dr. Henshall slides TiE July 14 event Presentation Transcript

  • 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 world’s population and produces 12% of world’s 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 country’s top research-led universities:
    • World top 100; high in UK league tables
    • 8 th in 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
      • Queen’s Anniversary Prizes 1997, 2006, 2008, 2010
      • Chancellor’s 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 and and 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
    • Connecting Research, People, Business
      • − Knowledge Exchange; Sector Networks
    • Delivering Specialist Services to
    • Promote Innovation and Growth
    • − SCY Business Mentors
    • Leveraging Investment
        • − >£23.5 Million 2007 – 2009
    • Developing an Infrastructure/
    • Property Strategy in Support of a
    • Leading Knowledge Economy
  • 22.
    • Extending Reach and Impact of
    • PULSE Activities
    • – Public Understanding, Learning &
    • Science Education, across all ages
    • Positioning York as a World-Class
    • Centre of Excellence in Biorenewables
    • - won contract for Yorkshire Biorefinery
    • - developing site for biorenewables
    • R&D and business development
    • Strengthening York’s Profile as a
    • Leading City of Science
    How SCY Adds Value (2)
  • 23. Concluding remarks
    • Universities play a key role in the Knowledge Economy
    • Research-intensive universities are important for the development of high-tech, high growth clusters
    • Partnerships between universities, business and government can help to promote this
    • The Science City York partnership has helped to ensure that York has prospered as jobs in traditional industries have declined
    • Challenges for the future include the general economic situation, changes in UK economic and science policy, and achieving critical mass and linkages internationally