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  • KT has risen up the national agenda in recent years UK has a strong science base but performs less well on innovation Academic social science research can bring innovative ideas to policy – economic and societal impact Knowledge exchange is key to achieving this
  • KT Team but prefer term KE – depicts two-way flow – interchangeable term KT has risen up the national agenda in recent years UK has a strong science base but performs less well on innovation Academic social science research can bring innovative ideas to policy – economic and societal impact Knowledge exchange is key to achieving this
  • After bullet two – Bring in expertise of non-aca stakeholders After Academic bullets – Gain experience and contacts and raise profile in an environment outside of academia After all bullet points - In short, knowledge exchange will help open up a range of opportunities that will revolve around the people you engage with
  • Number of Knowledge Exchange mechanisms that we use Seminars: Public Policy seminars: Place to stimulate discussion. Key policy questions and Policy gaps can be identified. Business Seminars – key priority areas in line with the ESRC's Business Engagement Strategy – attended by Researchers and those from private sector People Transfer – Placement schemes – public, business and third/voluntary

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  • ESRC Investments Conference How to Engage with Business ESRC Knowledge Transfer 12.00pm to 1.15pm Tuesday 17 th November 2009
  • Format of session
    • Introduction
    • Liz Thomas, Communications Manager, Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS)
    • Prof. Tim Coles, Capacity Building Cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism, University of Exeter
    • Workshop session
    • Film clip – Entrepreneurs in residence
  • Knowledge Exchange and Impact
  • Knowledge Exchange and Impact
    • Knowledge exchange and impact generation – firm Government priority for the future
    • Knowledge exchange can have significant economic and societal impact i.e. environment, public health and quality of life
      • Encourage high levels of engagement between academia and key priority sectors (public, private and third sectors)
      • Translation and application of research into innovation and policy
    • Need to increase knowledge exchange and collaboration to get research into policy and practice
    • Make an impact
  • Benefits of Knowledge Exchange
    • Academic Perspective:
    • Gain an understanding of the needs and priorities of potential research users
    • Inform academic research
    • Increase the prospects of academic research being applied and generating a wider impact
    • Apply evidence-based knowledge and expertise to important policies
    • Research User Perspective:
    • Research-informed evidence to develop and review policy and practice
    • Access to innovative ideas and expertise
    • Add value and enhance organisational creativity, performance and productivity through collaborations and partnerships
    • Gain access to collaborative funding
  • Generating impact: relationships
    • Key factors identified for generating impact include:
      • Established relationships and networks with user communities;
      • Where appropriate, the involvement of intermediaries and knowledge broker as translators, amplifiers, network providers, etc
      • Good infrastructure and management support;
  • Generating impact: co-production
      • Involving users at all stages of the research;
      • Well-planned user-engagement and knowledge exchange strategies;
      • Co-production of knowledge – scope for generating higher impact;
      • Portfolios of research activity that build reputations with research users;
  • Knowledge Exchange and Impact Generation Opportunities
    • A life course approach
    Social Science Workplace Experience Programme CASE Studentships Student Internships Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Placement Fellowship – Business Public and Third Sector Schemes Follow-on Funding Business Engagement Opportunities Capacity Building Clusters – Business and Third Sector Additional Opportunities and Resources Collaborative Research Seminar and Workshops Publications and Electronic Resources Knowledge Transfer Training and Development
  • Knowledge Exchange Mechanisms & Opportunities
    • Seminars & Workshops
      • Public Policy
      • Third Sector & Business
    • Knowledge & People Exchange
      • Some ESRC-run; others part of national schemes run by government or other bodies
    • Knowledge Transfer Training and Development
    • Range of opportunities across academic lifecycle
  • How we can help
    • Networking
      • Well established networks and working relationships with businesses, public sector and third sector organisations and academic researchers
    • Knowledge Brokering
      • Conduit between researchers and research users
      • Knowledge transfer schemes
      • Engagement seminars and training workshops during the year
    • Advice
      • Advice, support and training
      • Help research users find and develop new research programmes, partnerships and placements
      • Help research centres and individual researchers engage with potential users and develop their research programmes
  • Thank you For further information: Visit ESRC Knowledge Transfer Guide: www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/Support/knowledge_transfer ESRC Knowledge Transfer Opportunities: http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/KnowledgeExch/index.aspx Contact Fiona Armstrong (Head of Knowledge Transfer, ESRC) [email_address]
  • How to Engage with Business Workshop Session Having heard the presentations and case studies and drawing on your own experience, what are the key issues you need to consider when engaging with business? You have 20 minutes to discuss the key issues and present them in the form of a map to the other groups. You will have 2 minutes to present your map which can be in any format you think is best for communicating to others e.g. mind map, table, rich picture, diagram etc.