UK enterprise initiative a win-win for universities and business

Study International | March 04, 2019

The UK government has announced the launch a £10 million (US$13 million) fund to help universities develop proposals for up to 10 new Enterprise Zones across England. Ministers hope the initiative will strengthen ties between higher education and industry, generating new jobs and boosting local economies.The scheme aims to align the expertise and research of universities with the needs of local businesses, essentially getting the relevant research into the hands of the people who need it.The University Enterprise Zones (UEZ), as they are called, act as a form of “incubator” for local SMEs and startups. They provide support as well as state-of-the-art facilities and access to specialist expertise.By gaining a better understanding of the needs of business, the UK hopes to direct research specialisms and produce graduates who possess the skills needed for the modern workforce. “Our universities are recognised around the world as centres of research and knowledge. At the same time, Britain is a country brimming with entrepreneurs and innovators,” Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick, said in a statement.

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Training, always referred to employees being congregated in classrooms or conference rooms where an instructor or a subject matter expert (SME) shared knowledge. It was a one-way process, with knowledge transmitted from the instructor to the learner. The instructor played a key role in the process and the successful outcome of any training solely resided on the capabilities of the instructor. Possibly because, there was very little scope for interaction. This was also true with any other form of knowledge transfer that existed – books, newspapers, radio, and television.

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Training, always referred to employees being congregated in classrooms or conference rooms where an instructor or a subject matter expert (SME) shared knowledge. It was a one-way process, with knowledge transmitted from the instructor to the learner. The instructor played a key role in the process and the successful outcome of any training solely resided on the capabilities of the instructor. Possibly because, there was very little scope for interaction. This was also true with any other form of knowledge transfer that existed – books, newspapers, radio, and television.

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