Our innovation ecosystem
One outstanding strength for knowledge transfer at Surrey has been through SETsquared, anchors in our SETsquared萨里孵化 位于公园的萨里技术中心，自2002年开始运营. 与巴斯大学、布里斯托尔大学、埃克塞特大学和南安普顿大学合作 SETsquared Partnership has supported over 4,000 UK high-tech start-ups since its inception, helping them raise more than £1.80亿美元的投资和8英镑的创造.60亿美元的经济影响到2020年.
在许多部门，与企业的合作关系都很强, 包括酒店和旅游, space and aerospace, telecommunications, transport, creative industries, and health. 5G创新中心就是一个典型的例子, the largest in Europe, bringing together 25 leading industry partners and 45 SMEs to develop and disseminate next-generation wireless technologies. In 2018/19, Surrey’s business engagement activities are estimated to have generated GVA/jobs of: £17m/62 in Guildford, £38m/144 in Surrey, 1.23亿英镑/698英镑.
For over fifty years, esball世博受益于萨里社区的支持, and contributed, in turn, to progress in the region. Guildford Borough Council has approved the University’s Blackwell Farm development for key-worker housing and affordable homes. The University will ensure this site supports enhanced KE through extending the Research Park and ensuring its green and sustainable design is at the cutting edge.
Our social impact report, Measuring Up, 突出esball世博强大的社区参与和社会贡献. 员工透过公众参与，广泛参与“KE”, for example, through the successful Bright Club and Innovate Guildford events with over 100 community projects running at any one time.
Our KE and commercialisation activities have created a diverse portfolio of spin-offs, licensing, and investments. In the period 2014-2019, nationally we ranked 6th for “spin-offs with some Higher Education Provider (HEP) ownership” and 8th for “formal spin-offs not HEP owned”. 自从2009年卖出5000万英镑的SSTL以来, Surrey has a continued track record of commercialisation success and innovation. During the pandemic, we have made use of HEIF to make equity investments and grants to support our local SME ecosystem.
Since its inception, the University of Surrey has supported knowledge exchange (KE) through collaboration with business and industry, 其中很多都是由 萨里研究园(SRP). 公司成立于1984年，拥有28个分公司.在大学校园内5h，支持c170家企业. Together with SRP, 大学的KE活动贡献了c8,500 jobs and made a gross value added (GVA) contribution to the UK economy of £850m in 2018/19, 自2015/16年以来增长了3%.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is the concept that research and innovative practices should take into account the wider socio-economic impacts of the work beyond that of simply furthering the knowledge of humanity. 因此，esball世博的目标应该是，作为研究人员， scientists创新者和企业家 “make new technologies work for society, without causing more problems than they solve.”
While there is no definitive set of criteria by which we can judge an innovation is, or is not, responsible, 各供资机构之间达成了共识, commercial enterprises, and academics regarding general principles that researchers should endeavour to follow.
Responsible Research and Innovation has been embedded in key funding organisations such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and in funding calls of other institutions. EPSRC has established the AREA framework to promote responsible innovation encouraging researchers and innovators to continuously:
与南安普顿大学合作, the University of Surrey have been researching best practices of Responsible Research and Innovation in preparation for producing our own set of guiding principles for our research community to apply in their own innovations.
esball世博的研究和创新战略 aligns our internal resources and focuses them to generate positive impact for society in a way which is co-ordinated to the wishes of our staff and students; our local community; our regional economy; and the wider world.
esball世博的战略是一个综合的框架, 认识到创新从研究中无缝流动, and by innovation, we imply broadly all societal benefit that accrues from our research – not only its monetisation, as important as that is.
We define Innovation as making use of Knowledge Exchange (KE) to turn research outcomes into actions that make real world impact.
Our priorities for KE feed into our Research and Innovation strategy and can be summarised into four key objectives:
1: Scale Innovation: Scale innovation to become a mainstream activity within our academic community by educating, stimulating, 促进创新活动.
2: KE Pathways: Build upon existing successful KE pathways (such as IP commercialisation and business collaboration) to broaden KE activities to strengthen public and community engagement and policy development, thereby, leading our region in societal and behavioural change as well as product and service innovation.
3: Innovation Ecosystem: 优化创新生态系统，促进外部参与, 促进企业提高生产力，促进本地区繁荣, 鼓励在R方面的投资&D, supporting non-business partners to enhance society and maximising student and researcher employability skills and experience.
4: KE Partnerships: 在广阔的地域建立新的KE伙伴关系, supporting skills transfer and intelligent investment in future infrastructure and policy, 贡献esball世博的区域技能来提升英国的水平.