UHI Research and the
Knowledge Economy
Dr Joe Irvine – UHI Head of Knowledge Exchange
What is the “Knowledge Economy”?
• Knowledge = key resource
• An information society in a knowledge
economy
– A crucial fa...
A Strategic Priority
Current Economic Downturn
“Our country should make more use of its scientific excellence, so that
innovation becomes a mot...
The Knowledge Base
Universities,
research institutes,
corporate labs
Innovation
Highlands and Islands Innovation system
In...
Research and
Scholarship
New knowledge
Publications
Processes
Materials
Technology
Networking/Events
Consultancy
CPD
Colla...
Value to the H&I economy?
• New products, processes, services,
business systems
• Diversity• Diversity
• Competitiveness
•...
What’s in it for researchers?
• Closer ties to industry
• Academic benefits
• Research impacts• Research impacts
• Source ...
80000
100000
120000
140000
160000
£
KTGawarded 2009/10
0
20000
40000
60000
HTC
Shetland
Moray
Orkney
Inverness
Lochaber
Le...
Intellectual Property
• “The outputs of creative endeavour”
• Different types of:
• Inventions
• Designs• Designs
• Brand ...
Protecting IP?
Type of IPR Subject Matter
Patents New technical concepts,
inventions
Confidential information
/knowhow
Ide...
Protecting Intellectual Property
Activity Patent Confidential
information
copyright Design
right
Trademark
Using others’ research papers,
publications, etc...
Barriers to disclosure of IP
• Freedom to publish
• Lack of incentive/reward
• Lack of policies, systems and processes
UHI IP framework
• Employer owns the IP
• Reward the innovator• Reward the innovator
• Revenue sharing
Encouraging new commercial ideas
Further R&D Licence
Spin-out/
Joint venture
Researchers
Innovators
Contract,
Rewards,
Incentives
Proposed UHI Commercialis...
Summary
•Knowledge Economy
•Knowledge Exchange
joe.irvine@uhi.ac.uk Tel: 01463 279 287, Mobile: 07796930049
•Intellectual ...
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Dr Joe Irvine is the UHI Head of Knowledge Exchange. His role is to ensure the provision of the UHI knowledge transfer function in order to increase UHI’s ability to maximise value from innovation from both internal and external clients whilst continuing to deliver and develop innovative links with industry.

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UHI Research and the Knowledge Economy [Joe Irvine]

  1. 1. UHI Research and the Knowledge Economy Dr Joe Irvine – UHI Head of Knowledge Exchange
  2. 2. What is the “Knowledge Economy”? • Knowledge = key resource • An information society in a knowledge economy – A crucial factor in production– A crucial factor in production – The fastest-growing sectors of all economies are knowledge-based
  3. 3. A Strategic Priority
  4. 4. Current Economic Downturn “Our country should make more use of its scientific excellence, so that innovation becomes a motor for long term growth and change.” Vince Cable, Strategy for sustainable growth, June 2010 “… higher education and research are the solution to the recession.”“… higher education and research are the solution to the recession.” President Nicolas Sarkozy, July 2010 “Britain is a world leader in scientific research and that is vital to our future economic success.” George Osborne, Oct 20th 2010
  5. 5. The Knowledge Base Universities, research institutes, corporate labs Innovation Highlands and Islands Innovation system Innovation infrastructure Broadband Meeting spaces etc Business Sector Innovative companies Public Sector HIE, SFC, etc Human networking
  6. 6. Research and Scholarship New knowledge Publications Processes Materials Technology Networking/Events Consultancy CPD Collaborative Research Contract Research Licensing Knowledge Society Govt Policy- makers Small Companies • Jobs • New Products • New Processes • New Services • Turnover • Profit Other Factors University Innovation Scholarship Researchers Technology Know-how Innovation Skills Licensing £Spin outs Large Companies • Profit • R&D Expenditure • Enhancing Business • Innovation Culture Other Factors Research Outputs Knowledge Exchange /commercialisation activities Economic Activity Economic Impact Research Joint ventures (Modified from Cullen 2007)
  7. 7. Value to the H&I economy? • New products, processes, services, business systems • Diversity• Diversity • Competitiveness • Sustainability • High quality knowledge based jobs
  8. 8. What’s in it for researchers? • Closer ties to industry • Academic benefits • Research impacts• Research impacts • Source of income • Patents • Licensing opportunities • Start-up and spin-out companies • KTG revenue
  9. 9. 80000 100000 120000 140000 160000 £ KTGawarded 2009/10 0 20000 40000 60000 HTC Shetland Moray Orkney Inverness Lochaber LewsCastle SDRC Perth NAFC SMO EO NHC SAMS
  10. 10. Intellectual Property • “The outputs of creative endeavour” • Different types of: • Inventions • Designs• Designs • Brand names • Original creations From BBSRC IP leaflet and www.intellectual_property_guidewhat _is IP.html
  11. 11. Protecting IP? Type of IPR Subject Matter Patents New technical concepts, inventions Confidential information /knowhow Ideas, information More information on IPR at www.ipo.gov.uk/ /knowhow Copyright Text, graphics, software, data compilations, art, music, etc. Trademarks™ Brands (product or service) Image and reputation Design rights Form /Shape
  12. 12. Protecting Intellectual Property
  13. 13. Activity Patent Confidential information copyright Design right Trademark Using others’ research papers, publications, etc Preparing and collating research results Publishing or presenting research Industrial design projects Contract research Consultancy projects Relevance of IP in day to day work Consultancy projects Starting discussions on a collaborative project or contract research Receiving important confidential information Giving out confidential information Developing computer software Revising or providing a manual or computer assisted drawings Preparing notes for lectures Responding to telephone queries of a technical nature From SFC’s 1st steps in KE workshop
  14. 14. Barriers to disclosure of IP • Freedom to publish • Lack of incentive/reward • Lack of policies, systems and processes
  15. 15. UHI IP framework • Employer owns the IP • Reward the innovator• Reward the innovator • Revenue sharing
  16. 16. Encouraging new commercial ideas
  17. 17. Further R&D Licence Spin-out/ Joint venture Researchers Innovators Contract, Rewards, Incentives Proposed UHI Commercialisation Process Invention Disclosure KE Evaluation UHI KE team (may also offer advice/assistance on confidentiality issues, funding, etc.) Commercialisation Panel Assign IPIP Panel Protect IP *Where innovations are not progressed the innovator may be assigned ownership of IP Not progressed* Not progressed* Not progressed*
  18. 18. Summary •Knowledge Economy •Knowledge Exchange joe.irvine@uhi.ac.uk Tel: 01463 279 287, Mobile: 07796930049 •Intellectual Property

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