Presentation on theme: "Knowledge Transfer Partnerships"— Presentation transcript:
1Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Name Dr Gillian RysieckiKTP Adviser
2‘Europe’s most successful Knowledge Transfer Programme…’ Not to use with strictly academic audiences
3KTP Mission‘To strengthen the competitiveness, wealth creation and economic performance of the UK by the enhancement of knowledge transfer and skills and the stimulation of innovation through collaborative projects between business and the knowledge base.’
4Partnership Structure Emphasise the benefit to all three: company, Knowledge base and Associate. Strong benefit to all is a strong partnership.
5Project length 12 – 36 months FeaturesProject length 12 – 36 monthsAssociates recruited by University and Company partnersEmployed by University partnerProject located at business premises with company supervisorUniversity Supervisor spends ~ half day per week at company premisesOne of the more recent changes in the partnerships is that projects can now last between months (3 monthly blocks). Since this change has come in, at least from my experience in partnership approvals – this has lead to an increase in the diversity of partnerships – all shapes and sizes and fit for purpose.KB Supervisor at the company partner half day or the equivalent thereof.
7March 200717 sponsors (TSB, SE, WAG, Invest NI, Defra, DoH, EPSRC, ESRC, NERC, BBSRC, PPARC, AHRC, One North East, SEEDA, SWRDA, EMDA, Northern Way)£32.7m Grants committed£81.5m company contributions1048 live Partnerships (22% increase since 2005)1157 live Projects
8Benefits per Associate project: CompanybenefitsBenefits per Associate project:Annual profit up >£227k (highest £20m)Invest. in plant & machinery >£106k (highest £7m)New jobs created ~ 4IP applied commercially > 65%New research projects initiated ~ 3Moving on to look at the benefits to the Company, KB and associate –
9CompanybenefitsBenefits per £1m Government spend:Jobs created 77Company staff trained 263Annual increase in profit before tax > £3mInvestment in plant and machinery > £1.5m
10CompanybenefitsLong-term, strategic relationship with University partnerRecruitment of the ‘right’ peopleTransfer of knowledge/expertiseEmbedding of innovation culture
11The AssociateRecently qualified with:First degree ~ 77% hold 1st or 2(i)Higher degree ~ 38%Average age 28 yearsAll disciplines
12The Associate Part of country’s largest graduate recruitment scheme Competitive salaryFast-track career development51% registered for higher degree during project74% offered employment by host companyTraining & development with qualification in Management to National StandardBenefits to the associate
13Knowledge Base Benefits IncomePublished papersTeaching materials, case studies and projects (87%)New research themes - commercial relevance (89%)Staff development – commercial awareness (91%)Higher degree registrationsGraduate career opportunitiesIP – negotiated with the company (20% expect commercial benefits)Strategic relationship with company (76%)
14HLST Case StudiesThe Seafood Restaurant, Padstow and University of Brighton. Growth of the retail operation by developing a Retail Business Strategy.Scher International (now Taylor Nelson Safres) and Oxford Brookes University. Development of a software tool for benchmarking customer service in the hotel industryCardiff International Airport and UWIC School of Management. Development of a marketing strategy in order to increase market share.