Developing Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Opportunities for business schools and small business

Tuesday 25 June, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

In 2018 the government committed to invest up to £25 million to boost business productivity through the KTP scheme. This includes placing over 200 additional graduates and academics into firms to translate their research insights into business growth.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership’s (KTP’s) help small businesses innovate and grow by enabling them to access academic expertise and facilities. This new workshop will explore the ways in which business schools can develop and manage partnerships with small business, and the opportunities that these 3-way partnerships present for business schools (the knowledge partner), the business and the associate.

Join us and find out about:

  • The practicalities of establishing a KTP: Understanding eligibility requirements, the partnership proposal, the grant application, the roles of the key participants, and setting the aims and targets of the KTP
  • How to identify and recruit suitable associates including recruitment methods, contractual issues, induction strategy and the provision of ongoing training
  • Delivering and managing the partnership: The role of the partnership facilitator and local management committee
  • Life beyond the partnership: How to develop and deepen the relationship between the business and the knowledge base partner once the partnership has finished

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Eleanor Shaw, Senior Vice Dean and Head, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School
  • Susan Suttle, Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Liverpool, East Lancashire and Salford, Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Matthew Hague, Executive Director – Product Strategy, Microlise
  • Dr Judy Zolkiewski, Professor of Marketing & Head of Marketing Subject Area Group, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Dr Marie Griffiths, Reader and Director of the Centre for Digital Business, Salford Business School
  • Paul Yeomans, KTP Manager, University of Nottingham

Programme

09:20   Registration and refreshments

09:50   Chair’s welcome and introductions

Professor Eleanor Shaw, Senior Vice Dean and Head, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School

 

10:00   Establishing and funding Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

In this opening session we will explore how KTP’s fit within the broader spectrum of Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities, how they can bring benefits to each of the three partners and the practicalities of identifying a KTP opportunity and establishing the partnership. Particular attention will be paid to understanding eligibility requirements, the partnership proposal and the grant application.

Susan Suttle, Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Liverpool, East Lancashire and Salford, Knowledge Transfer Network

 

11:00   Break

 

11:20   Recruiting and managing KTP Associates

The KTP Associate is employed by the knowledge partner and based within the company to deliver the project. In this session we will hear about how being a KTP associate can help launch a student’s career and we will explore how to identify and recruit suitable associates. Particular attention will be paid to eligibility criteria, recruitment methods, contractual issues, induction and the provision of ongoing training.

Matthew Hague, Executive Director – Product Strategy, Microlise

Additional speaker to be announced

 

12:10   The impact of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Part 1

In this session we will hear from those who have used KTP’s to tackle strategic projects that deliver tangible business benefits in a range of industry sectors. Particular attention will be paid to how the obstacles associated with establishing and managing the KTP were overcome and how those involved in the partnership have themselves derived value from their involvement.

Dr Judy Zolkiewski, Professor of Marketing & Head of Marketing Subject Area Group, Alliance Manchester Business School

Additional speakers to be announced

 

12:50   Lunch

 

13:50   The impact of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Part 2

This is a continuation of the session taking place before lunch.

Dr Marie Griffiths, Reader and Director of the Centre for Digital Business, Salford Business School

Additional speakers to be announced

 

14:30   Managing the KTP project successfully

Delivering, controlling and managing a KTP so that it successfully fulfils its aims is a challenge and each partner needs to understand their role and responsibilities. In this session we will explore the systems and processes that can be put in place to ensure that the KTP is given the best chance of success.

Paul Yeomans, KTP Manager, University of Nottingham

Additional speakers to be announced

 

15:10   Break

 

15:30   Life beyond the partnership

In this closing session we will explore the ways in which the relationship between the business and the university can remain and deepen once the partnership has concluded.

Speakers to be announced

 

16:00   Close

Who should attend

The workshop is designed for business schools and representatives of small business who want to find out more about the opportunities that are presented by the KTP scheme.

It will also be of value to those who are currently involved in a KTP and want additional advice and to benchmark their progress against best practice.

Venue

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Room 1.22 and Room 1.23
All Saints Building
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH

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Fees and Enquiries

One delegate: £180

Two delegates: £315 - Group Booking Discount, save 25% on the second place

If you have any queries, please contact Oliver Lowe:
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org
Tel: 020 7634 9581

If you have any questions about this workshop please contact Oliver Lowe.

oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org
020 7634 9581