Universities Scotland has published Innovating our way out of recession. The publication identifies six main areas in which universities are making a contribution to try and help industry counteract the negative impact of the economic slowdown. They are: Consultancy to small and medium enterprise; Innovation and knowledge transfer; Engaging with business – Interface; Skills, training and workforce development; Supporting the community; and Cultural and societal engagement.
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