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  1. 1. Staffordshire University working with business ...<br />
  2. 2. Business events at Staffordshire University<br />Talking Business: Employer Engagement Programme: Staying ahead of the game with Entrepreneur Karen Brady<br />Be inspired talk: from influential Entrepreneur Dawn Gibbins<br />GradEX: Annual Showcase of exciting and innovative products from Students<br />InnovateFEST: Annual event bringing together businesses, academia and funding bodies to explore opportunities for innovation<br />
  3. 3. What is a KTP?<br /> Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance.<br /> A KTP is a partnership between a company or public / not-for-profit organisation and a university / FE college, project-managed by a highly-qualified recent graduate<br />
  4. 4. Company costs & benefits<br />A typical KTP will cost an SME approx. £17,500 p.a. & larger<br />companies around £26K<br />Average Benefits per KTP for UK Businesses<br />Access to funding, expertise, technology & the best of graduate <br />talent leading to:<br /> Annual profit up ~ £230k<br /> Investment in plant & machinery > £190k<br /> New jobs created ~ 3<br /> Company staff trained ~ 15 <br /> New research projects initiated ~ 3<br /> Commercial benefits from application of IP <br />
  5. 5. Lord Stafford Awards 2008 Winner<br />A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Staffordshire University MA Ceramic Design graduates working closely with Professor David Sanderson and Aynsley China, established an in-house design resource to create 3D shape 2D surface design to bring fresh new ideas into the company.<br />This KTP was also recognised for it’s achievements by the Lord Stafford Awards as winners of the 2008 ‘Achievement in Innovation’ category.<br /> <br />“...the award was a tribute to the efforts of the university and associates, as well as the vision of the company.”<br />
  6. 6. Lord Stafford Awards 2010 Winner<br />An INNOVATIVE project developed by University Forensics Professor John Casella in partnership with Sci Chem Ltd scooped the Achievement in Innovation Award at the 2010 Lord Stafford Awards. <br />SciChem Forensic Investigations are designed to show schoolchildren the scientific processes behind crime-scene investigation.<br />To develop the idea, the University entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Bilston-based schools equipment company Scientific and Chemical Supplies Ltd (SciChem) to produce and market forensic science kits.<br />“Our relationship with Staffordshire University now provides us with the platform for future development.”<br />
  7. 7. University Company flux is a hit in Paris<br />A NEW and INNOVATIVE ceramic design firm launched by Staffordshire University students and staff returned from a showcase event in Paris with bulging order books.<br />Flux Stoke-on-Trent, based in the Stoke Creative Village, College Road, was launched at the five-day-long Maison et Objet trade fair in the French capital.<br />During the event the company took over £30,000 worth of orders for cups and saucers, mugs, plates and other tableware.<br />The designs have also attracted attention from various trade magazines, with some of the Flux products set to be featured in Elle Decoration and Veranda in New York.<br />“Now the company is established, the growth potential is great. We could be looking at £100,000 in orders this year.”<br />
  8. 8. with the business School at<br /> Business Start-Up at Staffordshire University – Ways in which we can work with your company:<br />We work with industry to provide up-to-the-minute training for our trainees<br /><ul><li>We run a very popular business and networking club which is free to all businesses in the region
  9. 9. We have industry speakers at our clubs and networking events
  10. 10. We have students with particular business ideas or in particular sectors with financial sponsors from industry (who have a stake in the business)
  11. 11. We have business mentors for all our trainees
  12. 12. We are also very happy to look at other ways in which we can work more closely with our local business community so, if you have any collaborative ideas, please drop me a line</li></li></ul><li>FP7 Research and Development Funding <br />What is FP7?<br />FP7 is the main instrument for funding R&D in Europe<br /> the call runs from 2007 – 2013<br /> a new round of calls were announced on 20th July for over 39 areas<br /> value 7 Billion Euro’s<br />Better Funding: FP7 “rules of participation” allow funding of up to 75% for research and development activities of SME’s and funding of up to 100% for management and training<br />For further details contact cordis<br />
  13. 13. TSB (Technology Strategy Board) <br />Solely for SME’s<br /> A new Technology Strategy Board scheme is offering funding to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. <br />Three types of grant are available:<br />Proof of market<br />Proof of concept<br />Development of prototype<br />Any UK SME working in any sector may apply; applications are accepted on a rolling<br /> basis for assessment by independent experts.<br /> Further information including full guidance for applicants is available at<br />
  14. 14. TSB (Technology Strategy Board) <br /> Solely fro SME’s<br />EUREKA’S Eurostars – The Eurostars programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to SME’s <br />Under UK rules only innovative intensive and research performing SME's are eligible for up to 50% funding of eligible project costs. <br />In the UK the maximum amount of grant funding is 300,000 Euros per UK participant in any single project. <br />To receive UK funding the research performing SME must be a UK based. SME participants must be VAT Registered and have been registered at Companies House and trading for at least 12 months before the closing date for applications. <br />To find out more contact<br />Graham M Mobbs<br />European Operations Manager<br />Technology Strategy Board<br /><br />
  15. 15. TSB (Technology Strategy Board) <br />Collaborative research and development<br />Collaborative research and development (R&D) is designed to assist the industrial and research communities to work together on R&D projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology - from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge.<br />Regular competitions for funding of collaborative R&D projects have been held since 2004, and by June 2007 a portfolio of over 600 projects was being supported with a combined business and Government investment in excess of £1 billion. See our competitions search page at for current opportunities.<br />The scope of the collaborative R&D competitions has been expanded recently to support large projects as well as smaller projects approved within faster timescales.<br />
  16. 16. Need help recruiting?Staffordshire University Careers Centre<br />JobZone offers free services that include advertising and promotion of:<br />Part-time jobs<br />Vacation work<br />Placements<br />Jobs after graduating<br />Work-based projects<br />Careers Fairs<br />Interviews on campus<br />The Employer Liaison team can discuss all your recruitment needs on<br /> 01785 353233 email:<br />See our website and place your own vacancy 24/7 for FREE:<br />
  17. 17. Thank you any questions?<br />Janet Mortezazadeh Daragheh<br />Business Development Officer<br />Enterprise & Commercial Development<br />Staffordshire University<br />E:<br />T: 01785 353807<br />M: 07919620000<br />