Presentation on theme: "Otherwise Engaged : Know your KT Landscape Kate Beckmann Annabel Cooper The Implementation Strategies for Sustainable Urban Environment Systems (ISSUES)"— Presentation transcript:
Otherwise Engaged : Know your KT Landscape Kate Beckmann Annabel Cooper The Implementation Strategies for Sustainable Urban Environment Systems (ISSUES) Project www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk
Metrics, Knowledge Management and Decision Making Metrics, Knowledge Management and Decision Making Transport projects Urban and Built Environment projects Waste, Water and Land management projects Sustainable Urban Environments Research programme - 18 Research Consortia - £38 Million Research -400 Researchers from 30 different UK Universities -ISSUES - Implementation Strategies for Sustainable Urban Environment Systems (ISSUES) Project
(SHOW OF HANDS PLEASE) Have you identified end- user audiences for your research?
Warm Up Exercise (SHOW OF HANDS PLEASE) Have you done any work to find out what your end users might want?
Warm Up Exercise (SHOW OF HANDS PLEASE) Have you done any work to find out how your end users update their knowledge & working practice?
Impact and Success Success and Impact from the stakeholder side PRODUCT How is your product (findings/tools/information) going to help me do my job ? ACCESSIBILITY Can I find it easily, and is it easy to find, understand and use? ADAPTABLE? Is it fit for purpose / fit for my purposes? And how adaptable is it? TIMING How are you going to answer my needs / help me in time / at the right time? TESTING & RISK How well has this been tested in real-life situations? Are there risks in using it? What are the perceptions of the risks in using this new product /info? KEEPING ABREAST Do you understand and keep abreast of the drivers, constraints and wider context of my work so you understand what I will need next? FRAMEWORK- LEGISLATION Will this influence / change the legislation and regulation that shapes my work? CUSTOMERS CLIENTS & STAKEHOLDERS - Will this influence / change what my customers / clients / stakeholders want and specify?
Timing – Stakeholder Timescales... “When you come up against a problem / research need, within what sort of timescale do you need information or solutions?” ‘3-9 months’ ‘7 minutes’ ‘3 minutes’ DEFRA researcher CLG Policy Advisor DfT/DEFRA/CLG
Exercise One You get into a lift with Nick Clegg. You have 40 seconds to ‘sell’ your research concept before he gets out. 40 secs
Websites Email bulletins Personal contacts KE Landscape
Web-centric activity End-users cite web-based information as their most frequently used means of keeping abreast of developments in their field But - websites and e-bulletins need to be known and respected by end-users and their professional groups Information needs to be in a “punchier format” How easy is it to find information about the research you’re doing on your university’s website?
Print-centric activity Each profession has its preferred professional and trade publications End-users very rarely go direct to academic journals. They report there are many barriers and that they are too expensive Only “once in a Blue Moon” will a journal article be really useful to an end-user
People-centric activity End users cite ‘word of mouth’, meetings and colleagues as common sources of new information Events: “hard to justify attendance unless there’s an opportunity to provide input or get access to somebody you wouldn’t normally meet” Information on practical experience / practical knowledge is valued