Tue, 20 Apr | Online

An Introduction to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

With a keen focus on delivering transformative change, this session will take a close look at this highly regarded UK-wide initiative.
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An Introduction to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Time & Location

20 Apr, 14:00

About the event

What are KTPs?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) link businesses with an expert academic team and a suitably qualified recent graduate (the KTP 'Associate’). This highly skilled, highly motivated three-way partnership collaborates to deliver a strategic project – transferring expertise and experience from our research base into businesses to bring about innovative change, embed knowledge and deliver sustainable growth.

Collaboration is key to the success of these partnerships which have transformed over 12,000 organisations big and small and across every sector and region in the UK.

What are Management KTPs?

Just like the highly effective KTP programme, Management KTPs (MKTPs) create a dynamic 3-way partnership between a company, a team of academic experts and a skilled Associate. The focus of a MKTP is specifically on increasing effectiveness and improving results through better management practices.

MKTPs aim to enable transformational improvement by identifying key, strategic management-based initiatives to increase business productivity and effectiveness. They are targeted to help businesses adapt post-pandemic and are an ideal mechanism to build resilience and agility and to better embrace innovation.

KTP in Stirling

To showcase KTP in practice we will hear from a live project on the Stirling University innovation park between Pulcea Ltd and University of Stirling. This case study will showcase how the KTP mechanism is working at a practical level on your doorstep.

MKTP in practice

Seeing how the policy is applied at the project level is how best we explain the mechanism. In this part of the session we will hear from Gordon Jack, the KTP Associate on the MKTP project between IPIG Ltd (bespoke structural and architectural glass specialists from Glasgow) and University of West of Scotland. Gordon will outline his project and share his experience to date before he joins the rest of the presentation panel to take your questions and have an interactive session on what KTP could mean for you.