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

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

Matt leads the Knowledge Exchange group in the Business and Law Faculty. Matt is actively involved in The Small Business Charter, he is a trained assessor and sits on the Management Board. He is involved in all aspects of Knowledge Exchange and worked with over 200 SMEs in the North East of England as well as completing national piece of work with larger MNC. Outside of work Matt is a school governor, he sits on several boards, and is a chair of a North-East based charity.

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

Iain is the Deputy Director for Manchester Metropolitan University Business Transformations Research Centre. Iain’s strategic objective is to develop the research platform developing our PhD and Early Career Research (ECR) community, contribution and impact. Iain has also delivered a range of co-created executive education programmes at masters-level and facilitated workshops on knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs). Iain collaborates with Swinburne University in Australia and the University of Baltimore in the US. Iain has also held faculty positions at Huddersfield Business School and the University of Liverpool’s Management School. Prior to joining academia, Iain worked in the engineering sector and has been published in peer review journals including the International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Knowledge Management.

Jody Chatterjee
Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Knowledge Transfer Network

Jody is a Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, South and East Northamptonshire and North London.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme promotes business led, open innovation by connecting companies with academic expertise to enable them to grow their business. Jody looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. Jody also maintains relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme including Cambridge, Queen Mary London, Anglia Ruskin and Bedfordshire. He has been substantially involved in helping shape the Management KTPs programme (funded by BEIS). He also is an Assessor for KTP and other grant and related applications. At the KTN, he works with all the groups and more recently looking at opportunities related to mitigating COVID and in the Defence sector.

Jody is an experienced entrepreneurial board level executive in both the private and public sectors including working with universities. He has worked to resolve critical and significant problems for multi-national and smaller companies from a range of industries and national and local government agencies. He has led high performing, multi-skilled teams and managed large budgets to deliver stakeholders’ and ROI expectations. Primary activities have included strategy development and delivery, corporate and business development, finance, innovation and change management, international development and establishing new activities, partnerships and revenue streams and growing ventures in the private, public and academic sectors. He has co-founded a number of successful companies, raised venture and Angel capital and has held non-Executive Director and Chairman positions. Jody also has undertaken ‘forensic’ investigations; developed, run and taught on programmes for international executives and MBA students on a variety of topics including leadership, strategy and economic development, financial management, creativity and innovation, venturing and successful partnering. He has been a Fellow and a Visiting Fellow of a top 5 Business School in the UK, a Visiting Lecturer and Supervisor for another Business School and also taught in the Middle East. Until recently he was an independent chair and member of Judicial Appointments Commission panels recruiting and appointing judges and has conflict resolution and mediation experience. He was a lay member of the Support Services Resolution Board (The Law Society/ Solicitors Regulation Authority) and has been involved in recruiting for senior appointments for Public Sector organisations.

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

Shirley-Ann is Subject Leader (Head of Department) in Management in Queen’s Management School. Having previously worked in industry, she joined NUI-Cork as Telecom Eireann Lecturer in Quality Management, before joining QUB. Her current teaching and research interests are in the broad areas of change management, stakeholder management, and ethics and CSR. Shirley-Ann has successfully supervised 10 students to completion and is currently primary supervisor for 4 students. She is also the co-director of CLEO (Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation) in Queen’s Management School. Business engagement is a key part of her work and she has previously acted as an assessor and senior assessor for the EFQM Excellence Awards managed by the Centre for Competitiveness, in N Ireland. Since joining the Management School, Shirley-Ann has successfully completed 5 KTPs and provided expertise on a 6th. She also coached and mentored academic colleagues in the KTP process. She is currently working on a mKTP with Resistant Building Products (since November 2019) and has been successful in securing 2 further mKTPs, both of which are ready for recruitment.

Ceri Carr
KTP Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

Ceri is leading the development and delivery of the university’s portfolio of KTPs.  She has extensive experience of developing partnerships with commercial and public sector partners and bidding successfully for national and international funding schemes.  She has been instrumental in the university achieving a top-5 position nationally for the number of KTPs, and central to the development of its current portfolio of projects - recognised nationally for its quality and impact.  See Linkedin profile for further information

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