Scope of InnovationKT

We define knowledge transfer as the means by which expertise, knowledge, skills and capabilities are transferred from the knowledge-base (for example, a university or college, a research centre or a research technology organisation) to those in need of that knowledge (for example a company, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation).

InnovationKT covers the following topics (although this list is not intended to be exhaustive):-

  • Case studies of successful knowledge transfer projects
  • Examples of best practice in respect of knowledge transfer from practitioners
  • Innovative knowledge transfer mechanisms
  • The outcomes and results of knowledge transfer projects
  • Management of knowledge transfer
  • Development of knowledge transfer policy

Applicable knowledge transfer mechanisms and paradigms include, but are not limited to:-

  • The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) product
  • Spin-out companies
  • Incubators and entrepreneur schemes
  • University-industry contracts and consultancy
  • Licensing of university-originated intellectual property
  • Other modes of knowledge transfer and technology transfer, e.g. work-based learning projects
  • The knowledge transfer, knowledge origination and knowledge exchange process

  • KES International