Research and knowledge transfer
Universities are increasingly being recognised as key ‘anchor institutions’ for enhancing the economic, social and cultural offer of a place and its wider region. As such, a large body of research is now underway which aims to provide more insights into the roles that universities play as major regional employers and for up-skilling local people. We are keen to work with Universities in the UK and other countries to develop research project.
With the growing importance of demonstrating the non-academic application of publicly-funded research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) provide a proven pathway for using research to create real-world change. Outcomes and outputs from KTP can be referred to in future research evaluation exercises.
Yet KTP is not just about achieving impact. Named academics involved in projects will spend 10% of their time (approx. half a day per week) with the partner company. New research generated can form the basis of publications and conference presentations, with partner companies providing access to equipment and resources that would otherwise be unavailable.