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21 February 2008

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 11.30am

Music Room, Downing College

 

Present: Mr Richard Stibbs (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Dr Paul Beattie; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green;  Dr Peter Sarris; the Revd Ian Thompson; and Professor David Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

None.

 

2.

Minutes of Meeting on 7 February 2008

Approved.

 

3.

(i)

 

 

(ii)

 

 

(iii)

 

 

(iv)

 

 

(v)

Matters Arising

HPCF:

-       To be kept under review

 

VoIP:

-       To be kept under review

 

Addenbrooke’s:

-       To be kept under review

 

Procurement Procedures:

-       To be kept under review

 

House Style:

-       Estimated launch date is March/April 2008

-       Open Meeting has been held

-       Suggested external font is Myriad; suggested internal font is Ariel

-       Concern raised that lessons from previous change of house-style are taken on board

 

4.

(i)

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

Guest: Ms Teri Willey, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise

Background:

-       Concern regarding Intellecutal Property Rights first raised in 1960s

-       Mott Report published in 1970; Wolfson Industrial Liaison Unit set up

-       Regulations changed to tighten up procedures in 1990s

-       Cambridge Enterprise Limited set up with mandate to be self-supporting by 2015

 

Discussion:

-       Cambridge Enterprise became single entity on 1 December 2006

-       Mission of Cambridge Enterprise is to disseminate research for the benfit of the University, and the individual researcher

-       Majority of research is disseminated through teaching, occasionally commercial

-       Generates more money than any other university in the UK or Europe

-       Obligation to report to the University as the only shareholder

-       Employees transferred from the University to the Cambridge Enterprise

-       Series of agreements set up between the University and Cambridge Enterprise

-       Mentoring scheme available for academics

-       First Finance Report has been produced; accounts at Companies House

-       Audited seven times this year

-       Sixty licence agreements, twenty-five consultancy agreements, and £12m investments made this year

-       Standing item at Research Policy Committee meetings

-       Recommendations have been put forward to Registrary regarding future tribunals

-       Conflicts of interest policy and guidance being put into place

-       Up-grade of management information system is in progress

-       Enterprise Network outside Cambridge Enterprise is being fostered

-       The Board will obtain Report produced for Audit Committee from the Registrary

 

5.

 

Any Other Business

Concern raised about change in Cambridge Admissions Form.

 

6.

Date of next meeting

11.30am on Thursday, 6 March 2008

Music Room, Downing College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

28 February 2008