How could a Knowledge Transfer Partnership help transform Medicine Manufacturing?
Posted on 22/08/2019
For over 40 years, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have been helping organisations in every sector innovate for growth. How? By creating a dynamic, three way partnership – part funded through Innovate UK – which links them with one of the UK’s world class universities, and a talented Graduate/Post Graduate (a KTP Associate who acts as Project Manager). As a result, KTPs have a long and successful legacy of achieving transformational change (financial, operational and/or cultural) as well as embedding knowledge. Today nearly 800 organisations are involved in KTPs.
Applicable to a diverse range of projects and sectors, KTPs can play an important role in Medicines Manufacturing and this KTN webinar on 16th September illustrates why. In this 1 hour session you will hear from each of the three partners in a recent KTP: the company (Lamellar), the university (UCL) and the Associate (Marco Rotondi); as well as have the chance to find out more about how KTPs marry funding and expertise to create real, positive change.
Expect to discover what challenges the KTP was designed to overcome and why a KTP was the most appropriate vehicle to achieve this; how the university was able to apply its expert research to the project; how the Associate deployed his knowledge to help the project flourish; and the valuable role of the Knowledge Transfer Adviser (in this case, Dr Trevor Gregory) in supporting the project throughout.
Register for the webinar here.
KTP – background
KTP aims to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills held within the UK knowledge base. The Knowledge Transfer Network delivers the KTP programme for Innovate UK funded through UK Research and Innovation as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.
KTPs can benefit companies of all sizes and in any sector and last for between 12 and 36 months. Further information about KTPs is here and applications for funding are open all year round. The next deadline for funding applications is 2nd October 2019.
If you think a KTP could be the right vehicle to help your organisation innovate for growth, find your nearest Knowledge Transfer Adviser today to discuss your project idea.