Innovation at Surrey means more than just helping our staff and students to innovate. 大学对当地有责任, 国家和全球社会为所有人的利益产生积极影响.

Our innovation ecosystem

esball世博的创新生态系统是一个高度互联的企业家网络, investors, suppliers, 公司和合作伙伴都与大学有联系. Nurturing, protecting and achieving positive impact through this ecosystem is one of our 研究与创新战略目标.

30 years in the making

Over the last 30 years, the University has contributed to the creation of many new businesses and industries in Guildford.  Our success with innovation is made possible not only because of the quality of both our academic research but also because of the investment of time, resources, esball世博esball世博的创新生态系统投入资金.



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%.

Surrey Research Park 已经被证明在创造 吉尔福德数字游戏产业, 有70家公司提供c1,为当地经济创造了5000个工作岗位和6400万GVA, 包括通过公园自己的 RocketDesk.



Student at the laboratory

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.

  1. 这种创新应该对社会有价值.
  2. 创新者应该考虑所有可能的影响.
  3. That the participation of stakeholders is important throughout all stages of the development process.
  4. That there should be transparent governance and oversight for the innovation to be truly responsible.



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.


We make use of our Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) to support our KE Strategy and Scale Innovation activity.  esball世博的HEIF责任声明可以阅读 here 并制定了2025年的资金计划. 



Caroline Fleming

Caroline Fleming


Will Lovegrove

Dr Will Lovegrove


Business Incubation

Enterprise Programmes

James Hodges

James Hodges



Michael Kohn


Brita Terpe

Brita Terpe

Business Coordinator

Industry Partnerships

Student Enterprise