Independent report

Business-university research collaborations: Dowling review - final report

The final report of Professor Dame Ann Dowling’s review of business-university collaborations.



This independent review by Professor Dame Ann Dowling was announced as part of the government’s science and innovation strategy in December 2014.

The review makes recommendations on how government can:

  • support relationships between UK businesses and the UK’s world-leading university researchers by reducing complexity
  • foster and support relationships between researchers and business, particularly for smaller firms looking to innovate

Read the government’s response.

Published 2 July 2015