The results of the 2015/16 HE Business and Community Interaction (HEBCI) Survey have been published online free of charge.
The publication is released as part of HESA’s Open Data Strategy and shows the extent to which higher education providers are embedded in the economy and communities of the UK. The survey of all publicly funded HE providers includes data on the income and intellectual property generated by HE providers, the spin-offs and start-up companies started by staff and graduates, and information about community and cultural activities.
This year’s results show that 3,890 graduate start-ups were formed in 2015/16, along with 150 spin off companies with some HE provider ownership, and 106 new social enterprises. There were over 13,500 new and existing spin-off and start-up companies active during 2015/16 employing over 44,000 people.