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  1. University of Nottingham Facilitating Innovation Through Collaboration

  2. What is KTP? “ Knowing is not enough; we must apply. J W Von Goethe (1749-1832) German Philosopher ”

  3. KTP Mission Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.

  4. History 1975 2003 2007 Launched as Teaching Companies Scheme (TCS) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships replaced TCS and Colleges & Businesses Partnership scheme (CBP) Transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the Technology Strategy Board

  5. Funding Organisations Funded by the Technology Strategy Board with 21 other funding organisations:

  6. March 2009 £35m Grants committed £87m Company contributions 977 Live partnerships (includes classic and shorter KTPs) 1021 Live projects (includes classic and shorter KTPs)

  7. £m committed per year £m committed per year

  8. Partnership Structure

  9. Business Partners • Stable companies of all sizes from all industrial sectors • Charities and not-for-profit organisations • Education institutions (LEAs and schools) • Health organisations (hospitals and NHS Trusts)

  10. Location of Business Partner Number of Partnerships 65 7% 119 12% Scotland 12% March 2009 Total 977 93 9% Northern Ireland 6% North East 5% 700 72% North West 10% Yorkshire & The Humber 9% England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales East Midlands 5% West Midlands 10% Wales 9% East 5% London 8% South West 7% South East 15%

  11. Size of Enterprise >250 Employees (25%) <10 Employees (9%) 10-49 Employees (37%) 50-249 Employees(29%)

  12. The Associate Recently Qualified with: • First degree ~ 76% hold 1st or 2(i) • Higher degree ~ 56% • Average age 29 years • All disciplines

  13. The Features: classic KTP Project length 1-3 years Associates recruited by KB and Business partners Employed by KB partner Project located at business premises with company supervisor KB Supervisor spends ~ half day per week at company premises

  14. The Features: shorter KTP Project length 10-40 weeks Tackling shorter-term, more tactical issues Employed by KB partner and works at business premises or can be based at the KB if already employed by the business partners Partnerships may have more than one 10-40 week KTP running in parallel or sequentially Supervision ~ half day per week working within the project

  15. Project Criteria Strategic relevance to the business Stimulating and challenging for the academic team Intellectually challenging for Associate Sound business case Clear knowledge transfer Clear additionality Benefits likely to accrue

  16. Project Budget FEC effective from 1 January 2006 Available to HEIs and RTOs Annual budget ~£60k Includes T&S, consumables and training Equipment owned by KB Partner on completion SMEs contribute 33% Large companies contribute 50%

  17. The Process Prepare outline for submission to KTP Adviser Prepare application with guidance from KTP Adviser Application assessed by Partnership Approval Group (PAG) Proposal funded – continued input from KTP Adviser

  18. Business Benefits Long-term, strategic relationship with KB partner Recruitmentof the ‘right’ people Transferof knowledge/ expertise Embeddingof innovation culture

  19. 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

  20. 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 company (81%)

  21. KTPs by Academic Department Design(7%) Other(8%) Engineering (36%) Sciences (15%) Management (18%) Computing(17%)

  22. Top 25 KB Partners

  23. RAE Rating of Department <3(6%) 5&5* (33%) 4 (24%) 3(33%)

  24. KTP Models

  25. Andrew Darwent KTP Programme Office T: E: T: E: T: 0870 190 2829 E: ktp-help@ktponline.org.uk w: www.ktponline.org.uk T: 01530 414264 E: add@bluebrook.co.uk Contact us KTP Advisers:

  26. www.ktponline.org.uk