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1 Technology & Knowledge Transfer Dr Danny Connaughton ConnauTech Ltd

2 Presentation Format Innovation and Technology/Knowledge Transfer Criteria for regional TKT NW support of TKT Measures of regional impact Case Studies (DDA in the NW) Introduction of ConnauTech Ltd

3 WHY INNOVATE? UK Relative Productivity in Manufacturing In terms of the production per employee. NIER 1996

4 What is technology transfer? “The process of transferring research into the commercial environment”.(WellcomeTrust) More generally the transfer of technology from one organisation to another ORGANISATION1 eg MoD/S&T ORGANISATION2 eg SME technology transfer Technical Knowledge is embedded technology

5 DDA-NW case studies. See 20-min DVD

6 ConnauTech Ltd (Re) formed in 2007 after DDA closure Matches & links global technology/knowledge receivers and providers eg defence industry 12 hands-on, TKT experts 3 overseas; USA, China, Japan 9 UK based; ex-DDA delivery personnel Seeking regional development support for SMEs Some private sector business opportunities www.connautech.co.uk


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