Chapter 7: Research, knowledge creation and technology transfer
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Chapter 7 concentrates on knowledge production as a resource and potentially a delivery space for the regional impact of universities. While our case studies are all research-intensive universities, it is interaction and co-creation of knowledge with business that allows them to have a regional impact. This collaboration often happens in physical locations such as science parks or dedicated research centres within the university campus. Technology transfer offices at the case study universities are evolving to cater for different demands related to knowledge transfer activities, adopting models of open innovation to enhance the commercialisation of new research.