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Income from Business and Community Interactions

The Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey collects information from HE institutions about activities concerned with the generation, use, application and exploitation of knowledge and other university capabilities outside academic environments.

Press release 202

Summary of 2012/13 survey results

  England
  Wales
  Scotland
  Northern Ireland

HEFCE

2011/12 HE-BCI report
The updated analysis of the 2012/13 HE-BCI data by HEFCE will be published at the end of May.

Definitions

Income of UK HEIs from business and community interactions
(£ thousands)
  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Income from collaborative research involving public funding 869,295 874,068 951,149
Value of contract research 1,066,683 1,093,806 1,166,817
Consultancy contracts 386,691 397,787 400,403
Facilities and equipment related services 128,308 138,345 141,514
Courses for business and the community 606,309 640,834 653,337
Income from regeneration and development programmes 203,128 172,841 172,069
Income from Intellectual Property 69,169 79,398 86,640
See Press release 202 for more detailed 2012/13 figures and notes

Spin-off activities

The HE-BCI survey collects information about spin-off companies and start-ups set up by recent graduates and staff.

Press release 202

Summary of 2012/13 survey results

  England
  Wales
  Scotland
  Northern Ireland

HEFCE

2011/12 HE-BCI report
The updated analysis of the 2012/13 HE-BCI data by HEFCE will be published at the end of May.

Definitions

Spin-off activities of UK HEIs
  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Number of new spin-off companies 3,146 2,988 3,714
Spin-offs with some HEI ownership 181 158 126
Formal spin-offs, not HEI owned 30 17 24
Staff start-ups 85 84 62
Graduate start-ups 2,850 2,729 3,502
       
Total number of active firms 8,060 8,792 9,836
Spin-offs with some HEI ownership 1,043 1,045 1,069
Formal spin-offs, not HEI owned 213 222 208
Staff start-ups 329 374 432
Graduate start-ups 6,475 7,151 8,127
       
Estimated current employment of all active firms (FTE) 31,319 32,971 38,982
Spin-offs with some HEI ownership 10,629 10,187 11,024
Formal spin-offs, not HEI owned 7,388 7,642 10,768
Staff start-ups 1,389 1,533 1,602
Graduate start-ups 11,913 13,609 15,588
       
Estimated current turnover of all active firms (£ thousands) 2,410,682 2,439,099 3,091,189
Spin-offs with some HEI ownership 920,426 899,266 880,968
Formal spin-offs, not HEI owned 1,118,294 1,124,358 1,742,307
Staff start-ups 99,041 90,580 91,507
Graduate start-ups 272,921 324,895 376,407
       
Estimated external investment received (£ thousands) 1,217,035 876,308 738,762
Spin-offs with some HEI ownership 779,883 651,733 571,462
Formal spin-offs, not HEI owned 331,134 162,915 111,775
Staff start-ups 17,289 30,337 26,981
Graduate start-ups 88,729 31,323 28,544

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HE Business and Community Interaction Survey 2012/13 - Full results of the survey at institution level.

Research funding
Business & community services
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External sources

Related statistics are published by various organisations. These links are to external websites for which HESA is not responsible.

HEFCE produce an annual report on the results of the HE-BCI survey. The reports include breakdowns for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Reports are available back to 1999/2000.

The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) provide links to financial statements of UK HE Institutions.