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Introducing our knowledge transfer account kta

Introducing ourKNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACCOUNT (KTA)

Maximising the impact of

EPSRC-funded research

CPD Support and Development Office


What are ktas

What are KTAs?

A new concept for EPSRC – ‘These grants will provide funding to help make sure that the research we fund is fully exploited, as well as contributing to the creation of a culture of knowledge transfer.’

Bath was one of just 12 supported (and we are partners with Cambridge in their KTA)

£3.4m award over 3 years

Supports our wider impact profile, use model to take wider than EPSRC-funded research

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We said we would

We said we would:

Develop an entrepreneurial and impact-driven culture among EPSRC-funded researchers – and get you to ‘pass it on’

Increase the volume of EPSRC-funded research adopted by UK business

Continually, review, capture and celebrate the impact of EPSRC funded research

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Aim 1 to engender an entrepreneurial and impact driven culture

Aim 1: To engender an entrepreneurial and impact-driven culture

Objectives

  • Provide skills to exploit research and train/enthuse others

  • Pass those skills on to others

    By supporting

  • KT Mentors (£180K budget)

  • KT Champions (£140K budget)

  • KT Fellowships (£680K budget)

  • Training workshops (£30K for training)

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Aim 2 increase volume of epsrc research adopted by business

Aim 2: Increase volume of EPSRC research adopted by business

Objectives

  • To increase the level of commitment from commercial development partners, or early adopters, to ca £1M per annum

  • 10-20 New Collaborations with businesses

    By supporting

  • A dedicated Proof of Concept (PoC) fund (£540K)

  • Partnership Development Awards (£1.5M): for experimental development (R&D), CPD development and commercial exploitation

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Aim 3 to review continually capture and celebrate the impact of epsrc funded research

Aim 3: To review continually, capture and celebrate the impact of EPSRC funded research

Objectives

  • To hold one showcase event per annum

  • Surveys and/or interviews

  • at least 5 case studies per annum

    By supporting

  • Networking and showcase events (£50K)

  • Feedback questionnaires and interviews

  • Case Study Developmentfrom new KT activities initiated from within this Programme

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What is innovative about this kta

What is innovative about this KTA?

Combination of early strategic interventions by an Impact Assessment Group (“IAG”):

Jane Millar

Jon Hunt

Richard Elliot

David Coleman

David Cockayne

Suzanne Maxwell

Establishment of “Adoption Teams”

Allocation of both Proof of Concept funds and Partnership Development Awards

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Outcome

Outcome:

“A greater number of economic and societal impacts and a sustainable culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the University of Bath.”

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Outputs

Outputs:

  • 10-20 businesses committed to the delivery, or adoption of new products, process or services

  • £2-3M Investment secured from business

  • 15-20 Impact Case Studies

  • 2-4 businesses/enterprises created

  • 10-20 Jobs created or safeguarded

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What s in it for you

What’s in it for you?

  • Demonstrate impact: Increased emphasis on impact by the Research Councils (e.g. impact statements)

  • REF: concentration on impact case studies

  • Income: to pay for the adoption of your research by businesses/organisations

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Introducing our knowledge transfer account kta

How to get the funds:

Contact Project Manager

Initial meeting to assess criteria

Presentation to IAG

Establish Adoption Team

Submit Adoption Plan

Project Funded

Project Reviewed

Case Study Compiled

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Introducing our knowledge transfer account kta

Outputs are from EPSRC funded research

Credible - project likely to succeed, research outputs better than alternatives, University owns the rights

Potential for high impact - need for adoption of these outputs

Type of impact - social, new company creation, safeguarding of jobs, commitment from external organisations to adopt new products, processes or services

What are the criteria?

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Introducing our knowledge transfer account kta

Dr Jon Hunt

KTA Project Director

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01225 38 4497

For further information contact:

Denise Cooke

KTA Project Manager

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01225 383622

See our website for further details:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/kta/

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