THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN UNIVERSITY INDUCED INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Hein, L.
Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Page(s): 267 - 272
Performance evaluation is being imposed on universities worldwide, and metrics for education and research are being developed and implemented. At the same time, many universities add a new dimension to their objectives: To have a positive impact on innovation in industry. At the present there is only a limited understanding of the quantitative nature of ‘university induced industry innovation’, and a strict metric is not available. It is argued that the first type of assessment must be based on indicators, and an example hereof is presented. It is concluded that indicators may be less applicable to design as to the other more technology oriented areas of a university.