Topic: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Getting it done
Speaker: Eileen Conlan, Jim Johnston and Ron Livingstone
Date: 15th December 2021 Time: 1pm to 2pm
Venue: Online Event
Registration Info: This is an Online Event. Please register here to get access to the link.
Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTPs) and Management Knowledge Transfer Projects (mKTPs) are government funded projects that develop academic access to live businesses where the academic support team brings new skills and resources to the company. The government backed scheme is proposed to help businesses innovate and grow.
How does the scheme work?
Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, an academic institution and a graduate. The academic institution employs the recently qualified graduate who works at the company. The graduate, known as the ‘associate’, brings new skills and knowledge to the business.
A KTP can last between 12 and 36 months depending on the project and the needs of the business. It is part-funded by a grant. The amount businesses need to contribute is different for SMEs and larger companies.
In this session, Eileen, Jim and Ron will speak about Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTPs) and Management Knowledge Transfer Projects (mKTPs). They will outline:
- The application processes.
- The challenges and benefits of working on both KTPS and mKTPs.
- Keeping all stakeholders happy (Government, Company, UWS and the associate).
- Research opportunities.
- Tips for a successful project.
Eileen Conlan is a Lecturer in Digital Marketing in the School of Business and Creative Industries in the University of the West of Scotland. She has a vast wealth of experience of delivering KTPs from both an associate and academic perspective. Eileen is also a Chartered Manager (FCMI) and Chartered Marketer (MCIM). She has extensive industry experience in the Transport sector and the Promotional Merchandise sector. Her skill set includes General Business Operations, Market Planning and Multi-Channel Marketing. She is also a member of the British Academy of Management.
Jim Johnston is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Creative Industries in the University of the West of Scotland and has led several KTPS. He is also the KTP Lead of the School of Business and Creative Industries. His research expertise is Knowledge Management in practice, Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Mobilisation between Universities and wider society, Strategic Management and Management Consultancy, Information Management, Management of New Technology in Business, Social Media, Web 2.0, Customer Relationship Management and Big Data applications. Jim is also a member of the British Academy of Management and has served in the executive council for several years.
Ron Livingstone is the Head of the Management, People and Organisation Division in the School of Business and Creative Industries of the University of the West of Scotland. His principal area of research and consultancy is strategic management. He has conducted research and consultancy work in tourism, electronic manufacturing, education, agriculture, aquaculture and voluntary/third sector organisations and also led on KTPs. He is currently involved in a government funded project exploring the development of enterprises in remote and rural areas. He is also active in researching University to industry links and has been a full member of Scottish and UK committees for Business Schools.