CRT has been highlighted in the Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations. The report states:
A good example [for TTOs] is provided by Cancer Research Technology (CRT), which works in partnership with Cancer Research UK to identify innovative scientific and business solutions to unmet needs in cancer, embodied in the vision ‘Advancing Discoveries to Beat Cancer’. CRT’s development and commercialisation activities are focused on driving delivery of the new Cancer Research UK research strategy, and this is also reflected in the metrics used to measure CRT’s performance. While CRT may not be a typical TTO, there is no reason why the principles underpinning its approach should not be more widely applicable. It is also worth noting that TTOs should measure their success over suitably long timescales: focusing on near-term results can drive behaviours that are counterproductive over the timescales that matter.
Read the report in full here.