Knowledge Exchange and the AHRC Presentation – Jo Lansdowne

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Knowledge Exchange and the AHRC Presentation – Jo Lansdowne

  1. 1. What KT did nextKnowledge Exchange and the Creative EconomyJo LansdowneKnowledge Exchange Strategy and DevelopmentManager20th January 2011
  2. 2. Why do we do it?‘To deliver maximum benefits for society & theeconomy by leading the strategic stimulus of research& knowledge exchange, supporting the creativeeconomy to stimulate growth and by contributing tothe improvement of well-being & public services,especially in relation to communities’AHRC Delivery Plan 2011-2015
  3. 3. We are on the move……• From KT• To KE
  4. 4. What does this mean?• Ending small, dedicated schemes• Embedding KE throughout AHRC schemes• Focusing the KE budget on – the contribution of research to the creative economy – a small number of longer and larger grants for Knowledge Exchange Hubs 4
  5. 5. KE is all around us• Research Networking• Research Grants• Fellowships• Follow-on Funding• BGP2 and CDAs• Emerging themes Image copyright of Birmingham Archives and Heritage
  6. 6. The ‘Creative Economy’?A creative landscape of activities and actors workingacross four key areas:• Cultural promotion and preservation• Creative activities• Creative communications• Creative interfaces
  7. 7. Targeted research support• Digital R&D for Arts and Culture with Arts Council England and NESTA• Brighton Fuse• Strategic Partnerships Image copyright of BBC
  8. 8. Who are the KE Hubs?Design In Action The Creative ExchangeCreativeworks London REACT
  9. 9. What will they do?KE Hubs will:• respond to research and skills needs of the CE• connect with leading business and creative SMEs• develop KE best practice, embed and build capacity• stimulate entrepreneurial capacity in the CE• develop a sustainable legacy• facilitate new collaborative research for the CE
  10. 10. What we can do for you• Advise on KE activity in any scheme• Support Follow-on Funding applications• KE Hub Interface Manager• Support for developing KE strategy in HEIs
  11. 11. The Team knowledgetransfer@ahrc.ac.uk SusanJo Rob Ellie

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