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Lancaster University KTP Presentation:September 12 th 2008. What is a KTP ? Knowledge Transfer Partnership. John Clayton KTP Adviser Lancaster,Cumbria & North East England. Introduction. WHAT IS A KTP ? POLICY CONTEXT PROGRAMME STRUCTURE WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW TO APPLY .

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LancasterUniversity

KTP Presentation:September 12th 2008

What is a KTP ?

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

John Clayton

KTP Adviser

Lancaster,Cumbria

& North East England


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Introduction

  • WHAT IS A KTP ?

  • POLICY CONTEXT

  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW TO APPLY



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Partnership Structure Programme…’


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KTP Mission Programme…’

  • To strengthen the competitiveness, wealth creation and economic performance of the UK by enhancing the transfer of knowledge, skills and expertise and the stimulation of innovation through collaborative projects between business and the knowledge base.


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History Programme…’

  • 1975 launched as Teaching Companies Scheme (TCS).

  • 2003 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships replaced TCS and Colleges & Businesses Partnership scheme (CBP).

  • 1 July 2007 transferred from the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)

  • TSB reports into the Department for Innovation,Universities and Skills ( DIUS )


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Introduction Programme…’

  • WHAT IS A KTP ?

  • POLICY CONTEXT

  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW TO APPLY


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The Race to the Top Programme…’

  • 2007 : Sainsbury Review of Science and Innovation

  • A new leadership role for the Technology Strategy Board Working with the RDA's the Research Councils and government departments to co-ordinate public sector support for technological innovation, leverage public sector resources and simplify access to funds for business.

  • Building on our success in knowledge transfer by giving more support through the Higher Education Innovation Fund to business-facing universities, setting targets for knowledge transfer from Research Councils, doubling the number of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and extending these further to FE Colleges.

  • http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/sainsbury_review/sainsbury_index.cfm


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TSB Strategic Plan Programme…’

  • Ensure that KTP fits alongside other business support initiatives from government, sponsors and the regions, including the Devolved Administrations

  • Promote involvement in KTP by a diverse range of firms, academics and associates

  • Continue to improve the quality of KTP, and the efficiency of its management and delivery

  • Demonstrate the scheme's impact in order to attract increased investment


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2006 / 07 KTP Impact Summary Programme…’

  • During the 2006/07 financial year, a total of over £114m was committed to new KTP Partnerships in the form of grant support and company contributions, more than ever before in the history of the Programme. At the year-end the portfolio comprised 1157 individual Projects, the highest number ever……………. As a result of the government money committed during 2006/07, UK companies stand to benefit from an overall increase in annual profit before tax of some £100m, over 1400 new jobs created (aside from the recruitment KTP Associates) and over 6200 company staff trained.In addition, almost £24m was invested in R&D by UK company partners.


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Company benefits Programme…’

  • Benefits per Associate project:

  • Annual profit up ~ £230k

  • Investment in plant & machinery > £190k

  • New jobs created ~ 3

  • Company staff trained ~ 15

  • New research projects initiated ~ 3

  • Commercial benefits from application of IP ~ 20%


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Company Benefits Programme…’

  • Long-term, strategic relationship with KB partner

  • Recruitment of the ‘right’ people

  • Transfer of knowledge/expertise

  • Embedding of innovation culture


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Company benefits Programme…’

  • Benefits per £1m Government spend:

  • One-off increase in profit before tax ~ £800k

  • Increase in annual profit before tax ~ £3m

  • Investment in plant and machinery > £2.5m

  • Jobs created 43

  • Company staff trained 190


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Knowledge Base Benefits Programme…’

  • Income

  • Published papers

  • Teaching materials, case studies and projects (87%)

  • New research themes - commercial relevance (89%)

  • Staff development – commercial awareness (91%)

  • Higher degree registrations

  • Graduate career opportunities

  • IP – negotiated with the company (20% expect commercial benefits)

  • Strategic relationship with company (76%)


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Associate Benefits Programme…’

  • Part of one of the country’s largest graduate recruitment scheme

  • Competitive salary

  • Employment within chose academic discipline

  • Fast-track career development

  • Opportunity to register for higher degree during project

  • 62% Associates employed by host company

  • Training & development with qualification in Management to National Standard: Diploma in Management


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Introduction Programme…’

  • WHAT IS A KTP ?

  • POLICY CONTEXT

  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW TO APPLY


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Partnership Structure Programme…’


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Project Criteria Programme…’

  • 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


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Features Programme…’

  • Project length 12 – 36 months

  • Associates recruited by KB and Company partners

  • Employed by KB partner

  • Project located at business premises with company supervisor

  • KB Supervisor spends ~ half day per week at company premises


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Company Partners Programme…’

  • 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)


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Knowledge Base Partners Programme…’

  • Higher Education Institutions

  • Further Education Institutions (teaching NVQ Level 4)

  • Research and Technology Organisations

  • Public Sector Research Institutes


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The Associate Programme…’

  • “Recently” qualified with:

  • First degree ~ 76% hold 1st or 2(i)

  • Higher degree ~ 51%

  • NVQ level 4

  • Average age 28 years

  • All disciplines


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Project Budget Programme…’

  • 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%


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The Process Programme…’

Application assessed by Partnership Approval Group (PAG)

Prepare Outline for submission to KTP Adviser

Prepare Application with guidance from KTP Adviser

Proposal funded – continued input from KTP Adviser


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Introduction Programme…’

  • WHAT IS A KTP ?

  • POLICY CONTEXT

  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW TO APPLY


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KTP Sponsors at September 2008 Programme…’

  • 17 sponsors: TSB, SE, WAG, Invest NI, Defra, DoH, EPSRC, ESRC, ESF,NERC, BBSRC,AHRC, One North East,SEEDA, SWRDA, EMDA,S&T FC,

  • £32.7m Grants committed

  • £81.5m company contributions

  • 1048 live Partnerships (22% increase since 2005)

  • 1157 live Projects



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Size of Enterprise Programme…’


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Academic Departments Programme…’



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Contacts Programme…’

  • John Clayton

  • KTP Adviser : Cumbria & North East England

  • PO Box 163

  • Consett

  • DH9 9WY

  • Mob: 07816 001018

  • [email protected]

  • KTP Helpline: 0870 190 2829

  • www.ktponline.org.uk


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Adviser Contacts Lancashire & Lancaster* Programme…’


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Thanks Programme…’

  • Questions ?

  • Observations ?

  • Comments ?


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