The independent report by EKOS identifies that UENs offer strong potential to
develop a new and cost effective approach to industry-academic collaboration
as the UK moves from recession to economic recovery and growth.
UENs can provide a return on investment of 8.2:1.
UENs offer good value for money in terms of potential economic impacts.
The five most advanced UENs have the potential to:
• lever £5.8m from an investment of £3.5m;
• create 204 gross new businesses;
• create 344 gross new jobs; and,
• £28.9m net additional GVA per annum.
For more detail see the EKOS Report.
Building partnerships between industry, the public sector and Universities