Key Attributes for Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board and the Research Councils.
This study was commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board and the Research Councils. Its aim is to clarify how the various players, mechanisms, underpinning systems and processes within the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, contribute to the success of individual KTP partnerships and projects. The current study does not seek to repeat recent independent evaluations including studies for the Welsh Government, Invest Northern Ireland and that by Regeneris Consulting Limited for the Technology Strategy Board. This latter report demonstrated that KTPs deliver a significantly positive return on investment and new jobs.
The study’s general objectives are:
- to draw on existing academic research and publications;
- to analyse and identify the key features of KTP which contribute to its success;
- to interview KTP businesses, academics and Associates; university KTP offices and Advisers, funding partners and members of the Independent Assessor panel;
- to identify case studies and examples which support and illustrate the conclusions;
- to include both qualitative and quantitative analysis, covering the breadth of existing classic KTPs;
- to compare and contrast with Collaborative R&D and Smart programmes.
As a result of government money invested in KTP in 2012-13, UK businesses stand to benefit by:
- rise in anticipated annual profits of £87m
- employment of over 800 new staff
- increases of £88m in annual exports
- investments of £50m in plant and machinery / research and development.
From an investment of £34m of government funding last year, businesses reported:
- changes in anticipated annual profits of £163m
- employment of over 1,300 new staff
- increases of £145m in annual exports
- investments of £93m in plant and machinery / research and development.
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