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15 Jan 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 Jan 2019

Demystifying academics to enhance university–business collaborations in environmental science

John K. Hillier, Geoffrey R. Saville, Mike J. Smith, Alister J. Scott, Emma K. Raven, Jonathon Gascoigne, Louise J. Slater, Nevil Quinn, Andreas Tsanakas, Claire Souch, Gregor C. Leckebusch, Neil Macdonald, Alice M. Milner, Jennifer Loxton, Rebecca Wilebore, Alexandra Collins, Colin MacKechnie, Jaqui Tweddle, Sarah Moller, MacKenzie Dove, Harry Langford, and Jim Craig


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ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2018) by Jon Tennant (deceased)
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2018) by Jon Tennant (deceased) (Executive editor)
AR by John K. Hillier on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Worldwide there is intense interest in converting research excellence in universities into commercial success, but there has been scant attention devoted to exactly how individual scientists' workload and incentive structures may be a key barrier to this. Our work reveals the real challenge posed by a time-constrained university culture, better describes how work with business might fit into an academic job, and gives tips on working together in an user guide for scientists and (re)insurers.
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