External Engagement (Business and Community Engagement)
Business and Community engagement is all about further and higher education institutions making their knowledge and expertise available to the business and wider social communities. This can also be referred to as 'Third Stream' activity or Knowledge Transfer. Of course, Business and Community Engagement is a two way street- whilst the community benefits from the institution's knowledge and expertise, the institution benefits from the experience of engaging with the business or social community in practice. Introductory information on knowledge exchange is available on the Patent Office website at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/research.htm.