The brief paper “Knowledge spillovers to industry – Opportunities for universities of applied sciences” by Sverre J. Herstad, Andreas Altmann and myself now published in the Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung. Find a pdf of the paper here. The paper is part of a special issue about research at UASs (universities of applied sciences). It condenses recent empirical findings about the characteristics of those firms that utilize and appreciate knowledge spill overs from higher education organizations. We discuss these findings, sketch out how they relate to the third mission of universities and how this can present opportunities for universities of applied sciences.