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1 What KT did next Knowledge Exchange and the Creative Economy AHRC Events for Research/KE Managers February/March 2013 Robert Keegan, KE Portfolio Manager

2 Why do we do it? To strengthen the impact of arts and humanities research by encouraging researchers to disseminate and transfer knowledge to other contexts where it makes a difference To raise the profile of arts and humanities research and be an effective advocate for its social, cultural and economic significance AHRC Vision and Strategy Strategic Aims 3 & 4

3 Why do we do it? To deliver maximum benefits for society & the economy by leading the strategic stimulus of research & knowledge exchange, supporting the creative economy to stimulate growth and by contributing to the improvement of well-being & public services, especially in relation to communities AHRC Delivery Plan

4 We have moved…… From KT To KE

5 What is Knowledge Exchange? The processes by which new knowledge is co- produced through interactions between academic and non-academic individuals and communities Includes innovation through applying existing knowledge to new contexts Assumes added value to both partners Transformative effect on project partners

6 What are we doing? Ending small, dedicated KE schemes Embedding KE throughout AHRC schemes Focusing the KE budget on: –a small number of longer and larger grants for Knowledge Exchange Hubs - the contribution of research to the creative economy 6

7 What are we doing? -the contribution of research to the creative economy CEKE Projects KTP sponsorship – renewed criteria Strategic partnerships – BBC, BT, SFC, Nesta, ACE, Design Council, Creative Scotland, Brighton Fuse CREATe -Public Policy Highlight call in Research Networking Policy Seminars & Commissioned Research Fellowship opportunities Training (e.g. IfG Engaging with Government) Policy Roadshows (in development) 7

8 KE & Impact across the AHRC Impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society & the economy... it embraces all the extremely diverse ways in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations by: fostering global economic performance & economic competitiveness of the UK increasing effectiveness of public services & policy enhancing quality of life, health & creative output To deliver impact need to engage and collaborate

9 KE is all around us Research Networking Research Grants Fellowships Follow-on Funding BGP2 & CDA/CDP Strategic Themes Image copyright of Birmingham Archives and Heritage

10 KE and the PRC Academic vs. Knowledge Exchange - ability to recognise & appraise KE activities both large & small scale, wherever they occur -partnerships/collaboration/co-production -appropriateness -added value/impact Strategic KE Reviewers - ad-hoc requirement for more experienced KE practitioners Encourage PRC members to identify their own experience/capabilities in KE

11 KE and the PRC Challenges to widen understanding of KE to normalise KE recognise the added value effective reviewing of KE recognise creativity & innovation

12 Follow-on Funding for Impact & Engagement scheme Re-launched 31 Jan 2013 following a 2 year pilot Innovation, Creativity and relevance to target audiences are key Must be based on AHRC/RC funded research Open deadlines via JeS Up to 12 months and £100k fEC Encourage smaller awards up to £30k e.g. feasibility testing/exploring new partnerships for KE, testing the market or investigating a new business model

13 Follow-on Funding for Impact & Engagement scheme to support innovative & creative engagements with new audiences & user communities Knowledge Exchange Public Engagement Active Dissemination Policy Commercialisation

14 Follow-on Funding for Impact & Engagement scheme Deliver impact not new research FoF should be contextualised Well-defined non-academic need and engagement with user communities Reach and sustainability So what ? – how will it make a difference? Ensure applicants & reviewers work to the scheme criteria. Dont get carried away with the topic!

15 Contacts Ellie Ricketts-Jones KE Co-ordinator Robert Keegan KE Portfolio Manager


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