3 - Structure

The recommendations document is divided into ten chapters which examine the various issues in the relationship between Universities and Business and which reflect, to a high degree, those which were identified by Companies in the analysis carried out in Phase 0 of the study.

The chosen structure for developing each of the recommendations is as follows:

  • The title, allowing the content to be identified rapidly.
  • The description of good practice (or descriptions, if it is a more general theme with various different proposals).
  • Examples of good practice to be found in the selected regions.
  • A brief description of how the process of implementation should be tackled and by whom.
  • The potential beneficiaries of the recommendation.
  • An evaluation of the implementation process, followed by an impact-feasibility graph containing the following variables:
  • The sources of origin. For each recommendation, there is a list of references and centres where a company can, if they wish, find additional information. In some cases the information will be in the form of personal interviews with key figures from the Innovation processes in the various regions being analysed.
    • Impact: it is assumed that each recommendation could create an impact which is equal in scale to that generated in the place where it has been implemented.
    • Feasibility: this is based on the evaluation of a combination of factors including: costs, necessary time for implementation, personnel needs, and difficulty (in terms of cultural barriers and the agents required for implementation).

This document aims to be adaptable and to have a clearly modular character, so that recommendations can either be used independently or in tandem, taking advantage of their complementary nature.