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Pharma could cut its losses with a bit of sharing

2 January 2018

Phillip Phan & Dean Wong

COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.

Why we left academia: Corporate scientists reveal their motives

28 December 2017

Elie Dolgin

Five scientists discuss the reasons they moved to an industry lab.

Companies are outsourcing discovery to external partners

26 December 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Stepping back from in-house science, companies are relying heavily on universities and government institutions for knowledge.

In Japan, corporates make reluctant partners

20 December 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

The Japanese government wants to lure more industry funding into universities, but companies need to be convinced they’ll get value.

Industry links boost research output

18 December 2017

Neil Savage

New findings suggest corporate collaboration encourages academic productivity.

Here’s what’s wrong with companies backing out of science

12 December 2017

Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi

COMMENT: The withdrawal of large US corporations from research is narrowing the scope of innovation.

The shifting corporate–academic relationship in pictures

11 December 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.

The top academic and corporate partners in the Nature Index

8 December 2017

Mark Zastrow

Exploring complementary strengths is the key to success in industry–academia science partnerships.

Help wanted: Industry seeks science alliances

7 December 2017

Katharine Gammon

Companies publishing high-quality research are looking to academia for assistance.