Design Council and NCUB agree strategic partnership

Design Council and NCUB agree strategic partnership

The Design Council and NCUB are pleased to announce today they have signed a memorandum of understanding to cement and advance their joint work and shared interestin design as a catalyst for innovation in business, research and education.

Both organisations have agreed to work jointly to help enhance the interaction between business and higher education, and specifically on projects to develop a brokerage platform and interaction with relevant supply chains. John Mathers will be joining the NCUB Leadership Council.

John Mathers, Chief Executive of the Design Council said:

"We are delighted to be working with NCUB, we have a shared passion to ensure effective collaboration between business and higher education and the design industry can play a leading role in taking this forward."

Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive of NCUB added:

"This partnership with the Design Council will bring an added dimension to a number of projects we intend to advance which will allow universities and business to interact more successfully. The design sector is already hugely successful at collaboration and we can use this partnership to share their expertise across a range of other sectors."


Notes to editors:

Members of the leaderships council can be viewed at

About NCUB: The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent and not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK. NCUB is the only organisation bringing together universities and business to influence government and solve the country's challenges.

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