Unlocking the opportunities of Management KTPs

14:00 – 16:30, 28 January, online

This in-depth, interactive workshop will explore how business schools can use mKTPs to directly enhance business engagement, and cross-fertilise with business & management education and research. Join colleagues from across the SBC network and the broader Chartered ABS membership to find out about:

  • How mKTPs can be used to add an extra dimension to business & management education
  • How mKTPs can be a source of research income
  • The value of mKTPs as impact case studies for the next REF and the publication opportunities that they offer

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs) are a new innovation from Innovate UK. Management KTPs create a dynamic 3-way partnership between a business, a team of academic experts from a UK business school and a skilled graduate. The focus of a mKTP is specifically on driving effectiveness through better management practices.

Speakers include

Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett
Senior Lecturer, Queen's Management School (Workshop Chairperson)

Dr Matthew Sutherland
Associate Professor in Marketing, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University; Member, SBC Management Board

Ceri Carr
KTP Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

Jody Chatterjee
Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Knowledge Transfer Network

Dr Iain Reid
Reader in Operations Management, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

14:00   Chair’s welcome and introductions

Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett, Senior Lecturer, Queen's Management School

14:10   Introduction to management KTPs

In this opening session an expert from the Knowledge Transfer Network will provide an overview of the MKTP scheme and outline the high-level benefits that MKTPs offer business schools.

Jody Chatterjee, Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Knowledge Transfer Network

14:40   The impact of MKTPs: Case studies
In this session we will hear two MKTP case studies and how they delivered value to both the business school and the company.

Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett, Senior Lecturer, Queen's Management School

Dr Iain Reid, Reader in Operations Management, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

15:10   Break

15:20   Group discussion: The value of MKTPs for business school academics

In this session the group will break into 2-3 discussion groups to explore the various ways in which MKTPs can benefit academics in business schools. Particular attention will be paid to how MKTPs:
-  Are an opportunity to apply rigorous research in a range of business topics, with diverse companies, in different sectors
-  Can help to generate income
-  Can demonstrate the real-world impact of applied research
-  Can be used to help attract, retain and develop researchers
-  Can be used to inform articles, publications and can be used as case studies for taught courses

Discussions facilitated by:

Ceri Carr, KTP Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Matthew Sutherland, Associate Professor in Marketing, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University; Member. SBC Management Board

15:50   Feedback session and summation

Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett, Senior Lecturer, Queen's Management School

16:30   Close

Per delegate: £30

Attendance is restricted to SBC award holding business schools, members of the Chartered ABS and representatives of their 'parent' universities. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend please contact Meenal Datar meenal.datar@charteredabs.org

SBC award holding schools directory

Chartered ABS member directory

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 Management KTPs

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.

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs) are a new innovation from Innovate UK. Management KTPs create a dynamic 3-way partnership between a business, a team of academic experts from a UK business school and a skilled graduate. The focus of a mKTP is specifically on driving effectiveness through better management practices.

Please see the links below for more information about the mKTPs initiative and the resources available

If you have any questions or would like to discuss about the Management KTP event, please contact

Meenal Datar, SBC Manager, meenal.datar@charteredabs.org, or

Oliver Lowe, Head of Conferences and International, oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org