Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction Survey
The Scottish Government no longer produces a Scottish Summary of the Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction survey. The UK report for the 2008-09 survey can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England's website.
The Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey is undertaken annually across the UK Higher Education Sector to collect data on strategies and activities pursued by institutions during the academic year to commercialise knowledge.
The HE-BCI survey is a useful measure of knowledge transfer between Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and their local economy. The survey allows us to identify trends in HEI-business interaction and to monitor their development. It records spin-outs, staff and graduate start-ups, and other commercialisation of knowledge generated by HEIs. HEIs' engagement with SMEs and other organisations are also covered by the survey.