Building SuccessfulPartnershipsFacilitating Innovation Through Collaboration
What is KTP?“ Givefeed himafor aand you a man fish day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime… ” Lao Tzu
KTP MissionKnowledge Transfer Partnerships isEurope’s leading programme helpingbusinesses to improve their competitiveness,productivity and performance through thebetter use of knowledge, technology and skillsthat reside within the UK knowledge base.
History 1975 2003 2007Launched as Teaching Knowledge Transfer Transferred from theCompanies Scheme (TCS) Partnerships replaced TCS Department of Trade and and Colleges & Businesses Industry (DTI) to the Partnership scheme (CBP) Technology Strategy Board
Funding OrganisationsFunded by the Technology Strategy Board with 21 other funding organisations:
March 2009£35m £87mGrants committed Business contributions977 1021Live partnerships Live projects(includes classic and shorter KTPs) (includes classic and shorter KTPs)
Project CriteriaStrategic relevance to the business Stimulating and challenging for the academic team Intellectually challenging for the Associate Sound business case Clear knowledge transfer Clear additionality Benefits likely to accrue
Priorities and Eligibility for KTP• Following Public Sector Spending Review in Autumn 2010, KTP focus is now on: – Overarching criteria of INNOVATION, IMPACT and CHALLENGE. – Priority sectors for Sponsors WAG (6 sectors), TSB and Research Councils.• SMEs.• Large companies are eligible but must demonstrate involvement of and impact on SME supply chain.
The Process Prepare outline Prepare applicationfor submission to with guidance from KTP Adviser KTP Adviser Application assessed Proposal funded – by Partnership continued input from Approval Group (PAG) KTP Adviser
Business BenefitsLong-term, Recruitment Transfer of Embeddingstrategic of the ‘right’ knowledge/ of innovationrelationship with people expertise cultureKB partner
Knowledge Base Benefits• Income• Published papers• Teaching materials, case studies and projects (88%)• New research themes – commercial relevance (87%)• Staff development – commercial awareness (92%)• Higher degree registrations• Graduate career opportunities• Exploitation of IP developed during project (26% expect commercial benefits)• Strategic relationship with business (81%)
Associate Benefits• Part of one of the country’s largest graduate recruitment schemes• Competitive salary• Employment within chosen academic discipline• Fast-track career development• Opportunity to register for higher degree during project• 73% of Associates offered employment by host business• Training and development with qualification in Management to National Standard
Role of Advisers• Promote KTP to academia and business in a given region.• Advise and support application process.• Manage a portfolio of KTPs.• Provide support and guidance through Local management Committee (LMC) which meets 3 times a year.• Oversee compliance with KTP aims and rules.• Report to TSB.• Final reporting evaluation.
Location of Business Partner Number of Partnerships 65 7% 119 Scotland 12% 12% March 93 2009 9%Northern Ireland 6% Total 977 5% North East North West 700 10% 9% Yorkshire & 72% The Humber West Midlands 5% East Midlands England 10% Northern Ireland Wales 9% 5% East 8% London Scotland South West 7% 15% South East Wales
KTPs by Academic Department Design (7%) Other (8%) Engineering (36%)Sciences(15%) Management Computing (18%) (17%)
Case StudiesLaing O’Rourke PlcKTP helps a major construction company tobuild a sustainable futureThe aim was to harness the potential of biometricsand radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,together with a systematic approach to wastemanagement, in order to deliver competitiveadvantage in the construction industry. Swansea University
Outcomes The Business The Associate The Academic Partner• New skills embedded in • A greater understanding of a • Greater knowledge of the resource efficiency, biometrics changing commercial construction industry and RFID environment • A further understanding of• Improved business operations • An appreciation of the realities new applications for waste and competitive position of a construction company reduction, biometrics and RFID• Cost savings from systematic • Further experience in the waste reduction respective areas of waste, • New opportunities for further biometrics and RFID research and information• Annual savings from sharing manufacturing improvements • Professional development, membership, and PhDs • Additional teaching material• Annual sales turnover and publications expected to increase