Presentation on theme: "Building a Design Centre KTN RUnUP Conference Monday 9 th February 2009 Design Centre for the North Knowledge Transfer Network Gordon OllivereChief Executive,"— Presentation transcript:
Building a Design Centre KTN RUnUP Conference Monday 9 th February 2009 Design Centre for the North Knowledge Transfer Network Gordon OllivereChief Executive, RTC North Michael DowsonDirector Design Network North Terry McSteaTechnology Foresight Specialist Sylvia Veenhoff Technology Foresight Specialist
Building a Design Centre KTN Contracting Partners A unique alliance between two intermediaries with effective links into industry & academia RTC combines effective management of public projects with high penetration of industry. KH provides managed access to complex HE skills and coordinates inter-university activity CfDR at Northumbria - Leading Design School with international reputation for over 50 years DLab at Teesside - highly innovative R&D resource for product and service innovation RCID at Newcastle - Multidisciplinary consultancy focused on prototyping for engineering firms 1) 2) 3) 1) 2) 3) RTC / KH UNIVERSITIES
Building a Design Centre KTN RTC North (Accountable body) Supplier Forum Interface with Academia University Specialists Industry Specialists Business Forum Interface with Industry Opportunities 5-10 design projects pa in key strategic areas economy Univ. Projects MAPPING NUDIL MAPPING Industry Projects NEPA +DD Knowledge House (HEI broker) KTN Hub Core team of full-time design experts Executive Steering Board Industrial Chairman Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside Project partners Design Centre for the North Knowledge Transfer Network
Building a Design Centre KTN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The Project Aim will be to establish a regional Knowledge Transfer Network for Design to promote the North East nationally and internationally as a centre for world class design capability. Specific objectives will include …. 1.Recruitment of highly qualified internal core team 2.Engagement of external networks of design experts 3.Selection and delivery of key strategic design projects 4.Efficient project management and monitoring functions 5.Recommendations for long term sustainability
Building a Design Centre KTN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The Real Aim ? Specific objectives will include …. 1. ? 2. ? 3. ? 4.? 5.? To increase the contribution of design (in all its forms) to the to the wealth of the region
Building a Design Centre KTN Task 1: Set-up and resource development – Establishing highly visible access to the Design KTN Task 2: Animation and Project Definition - Strategic road-mapping - Developing collaborative potential - Selection of core projects Task 3: Core Design Products - Delivery of exemplar projects - Exploitation of project results (IPR) - Evaluation of project outputs Task 4: Strengthening Performance - Dissemination of best practice - Raising organisational capacity - Developing skills and knowledge - Improving local support structures 6 Months24 Months6 Months Foresight Actions Long Term Strategy Task 5: Programme Marketing and Management - PR and Marketing - Promoting a regional design culture - Project Management and Performance Monitoring Our methodology
Building a Design Centre KTN Innovation Connectors 1. Technology partnerships to concentrate facilities and encourage innovation between government, universities and industry … - Hubs based in deprived areas to create deep local impact 2. Regeneration themes based on: - traditional industrial strengths such as energy and chemicals - new industrial specialisations such as bioscience and software - softer enabling skills such as design to add value 3.A strategy and implementation policy to produce dramatic change in the region within a generation.
Building a Design Centre KTN Newcastle Science City Energy Centres Sunderland Software City Wilton Teesside Digital City Netpark at Sedgefield Energy Centres North East England Innovation Connectors Design Centre for the North (RTC)
Building a Design Centre KTN Wilton Centre (Chemicals) The most significant new materials related research, development and innovation cluster in Europe In the last five years, the decline of R&D previously associated with the chemicals industry on Teesside has been reversed and Wilton is now the largest private research concentration in Europe Major investments currently being implemented include: - The National Industrial Technology Facility - The hub of the National Nano-Particulates Network Regeneration of an industrial sector that has existed in the region but which had gone into decline
Building a Design Centre KTN Teesside Digital City Partnership between the University of Teesside and individual businesses - Developing research, facilities and business in respect of new media, particularly games and animated film - Developing new facilities for business in central Middlesbrough - Furthering the development of the innovative cluster of related businesses already established in this area Establishment of a new industry based on excellence within the universities
Building a Design Centre KTN Design Centre North Recruitment of highly qualified internal core team Engagement of external networks of design experts Selection and delivery of key strategic design projects International collaboration and networking Foresight and capacity building for long term sustainability Development of softer enabling skills to move North East business and industry up the value chain Specialist building to be completed in 2010. RTC North contracted to establish a Design Knowledge Transfer Network to promote the region as a centre for world class design. Objectives include ….
Building a Design Centre KTN Design Centre for the North