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ERIC Number: EJ793183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
University Patenting in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: A Comparative Analysis
Beale, Andrew; Blackaby, David; Mainwaring, Lynn
Higher Education Quarterly, v62 n1-2 p101-119 Jan-Apr 2008
Using data on the patent portfolios of UK universities, the paper compares the levels of patenting activity (filings), success (grants) and quality (patents with commercial co-assignees and patent citations) at Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish institutions. Patent activity, per researcher, in Wales is on a par with that in Scotland and about twice the rate in Northern Ireland, but the numbers of researchers relative to population in Wales and Northern Ireland are around half of the number in Scotland. Patent quality indicators are less favourable to Wales, while both activity levels and conversion of applications into grants are poor in Northern Ireland. It is suggested that greater cross-university collaboration in Wales and Northern Ireland would help improve performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)