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1 KT Scotland: Policy & Practice Friday 23rd April 2010 Facilitating Innovation Through Collaboration

2 What is KTP? Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime… Lao Tzu “ ”

3 KTP Mission Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.

4 History 197520032007 Launched as Teaching Companies Scheme (TCS) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships replaced TCS and Colleges & Businesses Partnership scheme (CBP) Transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the Technology Strategy Board

5 Funded by the Technology Strategy Board with 21 other funding organisations: Funding Organisations

6 March 2009 £35m Grants committed £87m Company contributions 977 Live partnerships (includes classic and shorter KTPs) 1021 Live projects (includes classic and shorter KTPs)

7 £m committed per year

8 Partnership Structure

9 Business Partners Stable companies of all sizes from all industrial sectors Charities and not-for-profit organisations Education institutions (LEAs and schools) Health organisations (hospitals and NHS Trusts)

10 Knowledge Base Partners Higher Education Institutions Further Education Institutions Research and Technology Organisations Public Sector Research Institutes

11 The Associate Recently Qualified with: First degree ~ 76% hold 1 st or 2(i) Higher degree ~ 56% NVQ level 3 Average age 29 years All disciplines

12 The Features: classic KTP Project length 1-3 years Associates recruited by KB and Business partners Employed by KB partner Project located at business premises with company supervisor KB Supervisor spends ~ half day per week at company premises

13 The Features: shorter KTP Project length 10-40 weeks Tackling shorter-term, more tactical issues Employed by KB partner and works at business premises or can be based at the KB if already employed by the business partners Partnerships may have more than one 10-40 week KTP running in parallel or sequentially Supervision ~ half day per week working within the project

14 Strategic relevance to the business Stimulating and challenging for the academic team Intellectually challenging for Associate Sound business case Clear knowledge transfer Clear additionality Benefits likely to accrue Project Criteria

15 Project Budget FEC effective from 1 January 2006 Available to HEIs and RTOs Annual budget ~£60k Includes T&S, consumables and training Equipment owned by KB Partner on completion SMEs contribute 33% Large companies contribute 50%

16 Business Benefits Recruitment of the ‘right’ people Long-term, strategic relationship with KB partner Transfer of knowledge/ expertise Embedding of innovation culture

17 Commercial benefits from application of IP ~26% New research projects initiated 3 Company staff trained 14 New jobs created 3 Investment in plant and machinery ~ £165,905k Increase in annual profit before tax ~ £270,000k Business Benefits Benefits per Associate project:

18 Knowledge Base Benefits Income Published papers Teaching materials, case studies and projects (88%) New research themes – commercial relevance (87%) Staff development – commercial awareness (92%) Higher degree registrations Graduate career opportunities Exploitation of IP developed during project (26% expect commercial benefits) Strategic relationship with company (81%)

19 Associate Benefits Part of one of the country’s largest graduate recruitment schemes Competitive salary Employment within chosen academic discipline Fast-track career development Opportunity to register for higher degree during project 73% of Associates offered employment by host business Training and development with qualification in Management to National Standard

20 KTPs by Academic Department Engineering (36%) Management (18%) Computing (17%) Sciences (15%) Design (7%)Other (8%)

21 RAE Rating of Department 5&5* (33%) 4 (24%) 3 (33%) <3 (6%)

22 KTP Models

23 Venture Capital Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd Imperial College London

24 KTP Models Flagship KTP NCR Financial Solutions Group Ltd Edinburgh Napier University University of Dundee University of Abertay Dundee

25 KTP Models Collaborative Procter & Gamble (P&G) Leeds University

26 KTP Models Supply Chain Advanced Precision Engineering Cluster Queen’s University Belfast

27 Case Studies Caledonian Aerotech Ltd Award winning KTP project for superalloy recyclers To identify and implement a means of reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the existing alloy degreasing process whilst improving the effectiveness of the process; and to develop a new method for cleaning titanium. Heriot-Watt University (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences)

28 Case Studies Riding for the Disabled Association Business-critical systems transforms charity operations The collaboration aimed to design, develop and implement a complete information technology (IT) infrastructure, supporting RDA’s strategic vision to modernise, centralise and make more efficient its business processes and communications between RDA National and Member Groups. The University of Reading (School of Systems Engineering)

29 Case Studies Bradford and Airedale Primary Teaching Trust Improved logistics provision to offer better access to healthcare The aim was to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare provision by optimising the use of its logistical assets. The University of Manchester (Manchester Business School)

30 KTP Advisers for Scotland: Contact us Gerry Black T: 07799603934 E: Neil Duncan T: E: T: 0870 190 2829 E: w: KTP Programme Office Marcus Wood T: E: Atholl Reid T: E:


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