Study on the Swedish companies’ view on the universities’ innovation offices

Authors: Göran MelinHanna EngblomMarkus LindströmCharlotte Breitz

Language: Swedish

Publication date: 28th February 2018

Universities and university colleges in Sweden have extensive collaboration with private companies, regarding both research and education. This study investigated the companies’ view of the way the higher education institutions handle collaboration with them. Sometimes the collaboration is co-ordinated by innovation offices at the institutions, other times it is organised in different ways. The study focused on how the institutions succeeded in meeting the needs of the companies. The study’s results built on a web survey that was sent to the companies. Other components in the collaboration that were investigated were level of satisfaction, the importance of personal contacts, funding details, and character of the collaboration.