Through proactive knowledge exchange we contribute economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to society.
Knowledge exchange is a process which brings together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise.
Our key enabler for knowledge exchange is the Government-sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. KTP is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance by using the knowledge residing in UK Higher Education Institutions.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is based on a simple idea of partnership and mutual gain:
- gain for the business via knowledge exchange to enable it to compete with new products, processes and markets
- gain for the academic whose research is applied in business and which can lead to research ideas
- gain for the KTP Associate, whose project enables the company to make effective use of the knowledge transfer whilst they develop their own management/technical capabilities in a supported environment.