Sharing academic infrastructure is regularly considered by universities as a smart way to access industry budgets. On top, such collaboration does great in all kinds of government statistics. One challenge is making an appealing offer to industry. After all, for serious budgets 'no' comes all to...

Prof. Dr. Alan Hughes of the University of Cambridge addresses the Open Innovation Challenge for universities. He feels European innovation policy is being inspired by a cult-like belief in the would-be performance of both regional start-up companies and patents.