Imperial College London

Professor Kitney

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6226r.kitney Website




Ms Tania Briggs +44 (0)20 7594 6226




3.16Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Kleyn, D and Kitney, R and Atun, RA},
booktitle = {Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry},
doi = {10.1142/9789812770974_0006},
pages = {109--134},
title = {Partnership and innovation in the life sciences},
url = {},
year = {2007}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © 2007 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Government support for partnering between BioPharma companies and universities is growing in theUKand some European countries but fewstudies have explored these partnerships. Through interviews and a survey of key institutions we explored perceptions of key informants on industry and university partnerships. Study participants identified that partnering helped them to increase innovation in R&D and led them to adopt more open approaches to innovation. Organisational structures to coordinate and support partnerships; flexibility in operational management to solve problems in establishing and running these partnerships; leadership, especially by investigators to champion and lead collaborations; developing organisational capabilities of universities; and creation of an enabling environment by governments were identified as the critical success factors for partnering. The challenges faced were identified as lack of funding for university research teams; pressure on pricing from industry partners; disagreements on IP ownership; asymmetry of industry and university capabilities in partnering; and lack of administrative support with excessive bureaucracy from universities.
AU - Kleyn,D
AU - Kitney,R
AU - Atun,RA
DO - 10.1142/9789812770974_0006
EP - 134
PY - 2007///
SN - 9789812706607
SP - 109
TI - Partnership and innovation in the life sciences
T1 - Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
UR -
ER -