Drawing on a unique set of surveys of academics funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), this report explores changes in the way academics engage with industry in the UK between 2004 and 2009. Although there are new and increasing pressures for academics to engage with industry, the nature and extent of
this industry engagement remains an area of choice for individual academics. This report documents how academics' perceive working with industry and explores how academics manage and integrate these activities with their research and teaching efforts. It also examines the entrepreneurial efforts of UK academics. In doing so, it offers lessons for policy.