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1 North of Scotland KTP-LINK Centre Malcolm Stone The Robert Gordon University Collaboration. The Smarter Equation!

2 KTP The Centre LINK Questions? At any time. KTP The Centre LINK Questions? At any time. Presentation Outline

3 Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between AU and RGU to promote knowledge transfer Staff Centre Manger: Robin Brown Admin Support: Sue Nickerson Development Officers: Hans Steuten Malcolm Stone Centre Introduction Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between AU and RGU to promote knowledge transfer Staff Centre Manger: Robin Brown Admin Support: Sue Nickerson Development Officers: Hans Steuten Malcolm Stone

4 Market KTP & LINK Negotiate and agree IPR KTP-LINK Centre Support the application process and beyond – R&I & CREDO 96% success rate in getting programmes approved in 2001/02 to date Now support applications from UHIMI colleges e.g. NAFC SAC & Macaulay Market KTP & LINK Negotiate and agree IPR Support the application process and beyond – R&I & CREDO 96% success rate in getting programmes approved in 2001/02 to date Now support applications from UHIMI colleges e.g. NAFC SAC & Macaulay

5 KTP and LINK are both premier knowledge transfer programmes. LINK encourages pre- competitive research with industry. KTP encourages research with industry at the market place. Company Partners UoA/RGU Business Advancement Knowledge Transfer Pre-competitive Research KTP & LINK Competitive Research KTP and LINK are both premier knowledge transfer programmes. LINK encourages pre- competitive research with industry. KTP encourages research with industry at the market place.

6 Mechanism For Partnership In RESEARCH Between Industry And The Research Base AIMS - stimulate innovation - wealth creation - improve the quality of life HOW? - defined technology/market sectors (Foresight Programme) - programme goals - programme sponsorship - project management framework LINK – What is it? AIMS - stimulate innovation - wealth creation - improve the quality of life HOW? - defined technology/market sectors (Foresight Programme) - programme goals - programme sponsorship - project management framework Mechanism For Partnership In RESEARCH Between Industry And The Research Base

7 LINK – DTI Speak! LINK focuses on areas of strategic importance for the future of the national economy. LINK encourages innovative research well ahead of the market but with good potential for eventual commercial exploitation, and offers opportunities for researchers from industry and academia to acquire knowledge and develop new technologies together which will help shape the 21st century.

8 LINK – Translation Project to last for 2-3 years Employment of RAs to work on project On the scale of £100k upwards Universitys costs met from grant Cutting Edge and Innovative Working demonstrator at the edge of project Clear route to commercialisation Minimum – 1 Industrial Partner & 1 University Partner Peer reviewed Project to last for 2-3 years Employment of RAs to work on project On the scale of £100k upwards Universitys costs met from grant Cutting Edge and Innovative Working demonstrator at the edge of project Clear route to commercialisation Minimum – 1 Industrial Partner & 1 University Partner Peer reviewed

9 Sustainable Technologies Initiative LINK Programme (7th Call launch to be announced, early 2004) ELECTRONICS/ COMMUNICATIONS/IT LINK PROGRAMMES FOOD/AGRICULTURE LINK PROGRAMMES BIOSCIENCES/MEDICAL LINK PROGRAMMES MATERIALS/CHEMICALS LINK PROGRAMMES ENERGY/ENGINEERING LINK PROGRAMMES Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications (Next call early 2004) Sustainable Arable Programme (Concept note accepted anytime. FP DL 16/03/04) Programmes Open 2004 (Is11) Health Technology Devices Programme (OP DL 15/01/04 FP DL 13/02/04) Information Storage and Displays (possible new call) Sustainable Livestock Production FP DL 16th Mar 2004) Bioremediation (OP DL 13/02/04) Manufacturing Molecules (Closed) Ocean Margins (Possible further call E-Science GRID Technologies (E-Science Development only, proposals upto £60k) Advanced Food Manufacture (FP D/L 15/01/04 OP D/L 12/02/04) Applied Genomics (OP & FP DL 18/02/04) OPEN – LINK(MRC Led) (Open – proposals anytime) Mobile Phones and Health (Likely to close) Horticulture (Concept notes & FP D/L 16 th Apr 2004) People at the Centre of Communications And Information Technologies (no plans of future calls) Food Quality and Safety (FP DL 20/01/04 OP D/L 24/02/04) Foresight Vehicle (Possible further calls) OP - Outline Proposal FP - Full Proposal DL - Deadline PMC - Programme Management Committee ELECTRONICS/ COMMUNICATIONS/IT LINK PROGRAMMES FOOD/AGRICULTURE LINK PROGRAMMES BIOSCIENCES/MEDICAL LINK PROGRAMMES MATERIALS/CHEMICALS LINK PROGRAMMES ENERGY/ENGINEERING LINK PROGRAMMES Sustainable Technologies Initiative LINK Programme (7th Call launch to be announced, early 2004) Sustainable Technologies Initiative LINK Programme (7th Call launch to be announced, early 2004) Sustainable Technologies Initiative LINK Programme (7th Call launch to be announced, early 2004) Sustainable Technologies Initiative LINK Programme (7th Call launch to be announced, early 2004) Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications (Next call early 2004) Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications (Next call early 2004) or

10 For Industry - access to high quality research - accelerated research process - shared risk - increased network and opportunities - innovation - publicity For Academic Research - funding - business experience - increased network and opportunities - wider research scope LINK – The Benefits For Industry - access to high quality research - accelerated research process - shared risk - increased network and opportunities - innovation - publicity For Academic Research - funding - business experience - increased network and opportunities - wider research scope

11 Current LINK Projects Since projects have involved the Universities Currently seven LINK projects at various stages Approx £2.4m funding Personalised skill summary reports Development of a porosity & grain size measurement tool Development of an electronic holographic camera Currently seven LINK projects at various stages Approx £2.4m funding Personalised skill summary reports Development of a porosity & grain size measurement tool Development of an electronic holographic camera Since projects have involved the Universities RGU: - Overcoming Client and Market Resistance to Pre-Fabrication and Standardisation in Housing – Martin Edge (Scott Sutherland) - Off flavour problems in farmed trout – Linda Lawton (School of Life Sciences)

12 Complex multi-partner projects. Promotes collaboration between Departments, Universities and Industry. Very competitive LINK – Main Points High RAE status, & Publications.(Lambert Review & LINK Strategic Review) Complex multi-partner projects. Promotes collaboration between Departments, Universities and Industry. Very competitive

13 Company Partners UoA/RGU Business Advancement Knowledge Transfer Associate/s Industrial/Commercial Challenge Partnership Project Based 2-3 years What is a KTP Programme? Business Advancement

14 Key Academic Benefits Initiate/Strengthen industrial relationships Case studies/projects/student placements - Ave 2.7 Course updates/new courses Post-graduate degrees - 36% of eligible associates Staff developments/secondments Publications - Ave. 2 papers Patents Future research ideas Increased grant income Counts to RAE Initiate/Strengthen industrial relationships Case studies/projects/student placements - Ave 2.7 Course updates/new courses Post-graduate degrees - 36% of eligible associates Staff developments/secondments Publications - Ave. 2 papers Patents Future research ideas Increased grant income Counts to RAE

15 RGU Examples Hampco(EasyFab) - Aberdeen Project:To develop and implement a marketing and sales strategy and new business processes to support diversification Quantx (Expro/Baker Hughes) - Aberdeen Project/s: 1- To develop hardware/software modules utilising state of the art digital communications techniques for offshore monitoring systems. 2- To develop an understanding of the physics of down hole oil well fluids and materials which can be applied in the field of Multiphase flow metering. Sureclean - Alness Project: The development of a mobile, modular, multifunctional effluent treatment plant

16 The New KTP! New name - Knowledge Transfer Partnership Further degree encouraged Grant levels the same Supports RAE rating DTI driven New forms Possible additional TTI Scotland consultant 1500 programmes ! Three year programme/s - 1 year - 3 year (in 3 month blocks?) New name - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Further degree encouraged Grant levels the same Supports RAE rating DTI driven New forms Possible additional TTI Scotland consultant 1500 programmes ! Three year programme/s - 1 year - 3 year (in 3 month blocks?)

17 Key Criteria - Summary Strategically important for company Leading to commercial benefit Academic input essential Associate stretched Company viable financially Strategically important for company Leading to commercial benefit Academic input essential Associate stretched Company viable financially

18 Key Policy Outcomes Each £1m of Government expenditure on KTP results in: 70 jobs created 345 company staff trained Investment in plant and machinery of £1.8m Annual increases in profit before tax after programme completion of £2.9m. 70 jobs created 345 company staff trained Investment in plant and machinery of £1.8m Annual increases in profit before tax after programme completion of £2.9m. Each £1m of Government expenditure on KTP results in:

19 Standard KTP Centre agreement is available (modified to suit individual Programmes) IPR/Commercialisation Issues Agreement between the University and Company on IPR ownership & reward issues is crucial Standard KTP Centre agreement is available (modified to suit individual Programmes) Agreement between the University and Company on IPR ownership & reward issues is crucial

20 Typical Budget for an SME - 1 Associate, 2 year programme 40%60% The Grant Total Grant Company Associate Salary 48,000 28,800 19,200 Academic &Secretarial Support 21,000 12,600 8,400 Travel & Subsistence 5,600 3,360 2,240 Associate Development 3,500 2,100 1,400 Equipment & Consumables 3,000 1,800 1,200 Totals 81,100 48,660 32,440 Indirect Cost 19,044

21 Current Projects UK Wide Sector Projects Total=863

22 RGU Programmes Nan Gall (x2)School of Engineering/Aberdeen Business Sch Stable ServicesSchool of Engineering Albyn of StonehavenGrays School of Art/Aberdeen Business Sch A C YuleSchool of Engineering IMES (x3)School of Engineering Briggs Marine (x3)School of Engineering McCalls Ltd (x2)School of Computing/Grays School of Art MultifabsGrays School of Art TOP ManagementAberdeen Business School Lunar FreezersSchool of Computing Emu EnvironmentalSchool of Engineering Expro (x2)School of Engineering ScotoilAberdeen Business School SurecleanSchool of Engineering

23 RGU Programmes NECESchool of Engineering PrestaroySchool of Engineering Future AlignmentSchool of Engineering Controlled TherapeuticsSchool of Pharmacy Hector RussellSchool of Computing Commercial MicrobiologySchool of Computing SiGenSchool of Engineering PathwaysEconomics and Public Policy

24 Sponsors The Scottish Executive The Department of Trade & Industry The Department of Health The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council The Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council The Natural Environment Research Council The Economic & Social Research Council The Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Industrial Research & Technology Unit National Assembly of Wales

25 North of Scotland KTP-LINK Centre Nationally - North Scotland -


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