Universities and business have never been the happiest of bedfellows. Four years ago, Chancellor Gordon Brown declared this frosty relationship unacceptable, and launched the Higher Education Innovation Fund to tackle the problem. Money has not been in short supply: by 2008 over £700m will have been poured into the fund to bring the dons out of their ivory towers and into Britain’s businesses. Click here to see how academia and business are mixing.
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