The State of Australian University-Business Cooperation Report (Business Perspective) Is Out!



The State of Australian University-Business Cooperation (Business Perspective) report is now out!

The report provides essential data for those developing university-business cooperation or entrepreneurship at universities as well as evidence-based policies in the area. Check out the report to better understand the extent of activities being undertaken between the two, the factors both inhibiting and driving collaboration and the nature of the ecosystem their cooperation from the perspective of Australian businesses. 

The State of Australian University-Business Cooperation (Business Perspective) report is available here

Meet the authors



A/Prof Carolin Plewa
Dr Carolin Plewa is an Associate Professor in Marketing at The University of Adelaide Business School. She specialises in interaction and value co-creation across organisations and individuals, with a particular passion for university-business collaboration. Her research and managerial expertise in this area was recently recognised in her appointment to the South Australian Science Council and the Scientific Board of the University Industry Innovation Network. Dr Plewa has won a number of competitive research grants, with her research published in internationally recognized journals, such as R&D Management, Higher Education, the Journal of Business Ethics, European Journal of Marketing and others.


Professor Todd Davey
Prof. Dr. Todd Davey is a passionate researcher, practitioner, speaker and recognised expert on the topics of Entrepreneurship and University-Business Cooperation (UBC) as well as being author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd has ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. Having just completed his PhD on entrepreneurship at universities at the VU Amsterdam, Todd also divides his time between his roles as Director of Strategy with the University-Industry Innovation Network, worldwide network focussed on the topic of university-industry interaction, and Managing Director at the innovation spin-out apprimo.


Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman is the CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) as well as being a Council Member of the Accreditation Council for Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities (ACEEU) and Business Development Manager for the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, one of Europe’s leading scientific institutes in the area of university-business cooperation. He is currently the Project Manager for the State of European University-Business Cooperation initiative being executed for the European Commission and has been the Conference Organiser for the UIIN conference series, which averages over 350 people per conference and is the largest in the topic of university-industry cooperation.


Dr. Victoria Galan Muros
Dr. Victoria Galán-Muros is an active professional with a broad international expertise in university-business cooperation, higher education management and innovation from different perspectives. As a senior consultant, currently associated at Technopolis Group UK, has worked with universities and governments in 14 countries along with the European Commission. She is the scientific and policy manager of the two largest studies of university-business cooperation in Europe, for the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). Victoria has delivered professional workshops in 15 countries, co-authored 18 public reports and participated in 12 government funded projects.