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North of scotland ktp link centre

The

Robert Gordon

University

North of Scotland

KTP-LINK Centre

Malcolm Stone

Collaboration. The Smarter Equation!


North of scotland ktp link centre

KTP

Presentation Outline

  • The Centre

  • The Centre

  • LINK

  • LINK

  • KTP

  • Questions? At any time.

  • Questions? At any time.


North of scotland ktp link centre

Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between AU and RGU to promote knowledge transfer

  • Staff Centre Manger: Robin Brown

  • Staff Centre Manger: Robin Brown

Admin Support: Sue Nickerson

Admin Support: Sue Nickerson

Development Officers: Hans Steuten

Malcolm Stone

Development Officers: Hans Steuten

Malcolm Stone

Centre Introduction

  • Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between AU and RGU to promote knowledge transfer


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  • Support the application process and

  • Support the application process and

beyond – R&I & CREDO

beyond – R&I & CREDO

  • Now support applications from UHIMI

  • Now support applications from UHIMI

colleges e.g. NAFC SAC & Macaulay

colleges e.g. NAFC SAC & Macaulay

  • 96% success rate in getting programmes

  • 96% success rate in getting programmes

approved in 2001/02 to date

approved in 2001/02 to date

KTP-LINK Centre

  • Market KTP & LINK

  • Market KTP & LINK

  • Negotiate and agree IPR

  • Negotiate and agree IPR


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KTP and LINK are both premier knowledge transfer programmes.

Knowledge

Transfer

Pre-competitive

Research

Competitive

Research

UoA/RGU

Business

Advancement

Company

Partners

KTP & LINK

  • KTP and LINK are both premier knowledge transfer programmes.

  • LINK encourages pre-competitive research with industry.

  • LINK encourages pre-competitive research with industry.

  • KTP encourages research with industry at “the market place”.

  • KTP encourages research with industry at “the market place”.


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  • AIMS

  • AIMS

- stimulate innovation

- stimulate innovation

- wealth creation

- wealth creation

- improve the quality of life

- improve the quality of life

  • HOW?

  • HOW?

- defined technology/market sectors (Foresight Programme)

- defined technology/market sectors (Foresight Programme)

- programme sponsorship

- programme sponsorship

- programme goals

- programme goals

- project management framework

- project management framework

LINK – What is it?

Mechanism For Partnership In RESEARCH

Between Industry And The Research Base

Mechanism For Partnership In RESEARCH

Between Industry And The Research Base


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LINK – DTI Speak!

“LINK focuses on areas of strategic importance for the future of the national economy. LINK encourages innovative research well ahead of the market but with good potential for eventual commercial exploitation, and offers opportunities for researchers from industry and academia to acquire knowledge and develop new technologies together which will help shape the 21st century.”

“LINK focuses on areas of strategic importance for the future of the national economy. LINK encourages innovative research well ahead of the market but with good potential for eventual commercial exploitation, and offers opportunities for researchers from industry and academia to acquire knowledge and develop new technologies together which will help shape the 21st century.”


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  • Minimum – 1 Industrial Partner & 1 University

  • Minimum – 1 Industrial Partner & 1 University

Partner

Partner

LINK – Translation

  • Project to last for 2-3 years

  • Project to last for 2-3 years

  • On the scale of £100k upwards

  • On the scale of £100k upwards

  • Peer reviewed

  • Peer reviewed

  • University’s costs met from grant

  • University’s costs met from grant

  • Employment of RAs to work on project

  • Employment of RAs to work on project

  • Cutting Edge and Innovative

  • Cutting Edge and Innovative

  • Working demonstrator at the edge of project

  • Working demonstrator at the edge of project

  • Clear route to commercialisation

  • Clear route to commercialisation


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ELECTRONICS/ COMMUNICATIONS/IT LINK PROGRAMMES

FOOD/AGRICULTURE LINK PROGRAMMES

BIOSCIENCES/MEDICAL LINK PROGRAMMES

ENERGY/ENGINEERING LINK PROGRAMMES

MATERIALS/CHEMICALS LINK PROGRAMMES

Programmes Open 2004 (Is11)

ELECTRONICS/ COMMUNICATIONS/IT LINK PROGRAMMES

FOOD/AGRICULTURE LINK PROGRAMMES

BIOSCIENCES/MEDICAL LINK PROGRAMMES

ENERGY/ENGINEERING LINK PROGRAMMES

MATERIALS/CHEMICALS LINK PROGRAMMES

Sustainable Technologies

Initiative LINK Programme

(7th Call launch to be

announced, early 2004)

Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications

(Next call early 2004)

Sustainable Arable Programme

(Concept note accepted

anytime. FP DL 16/03/04)

Health Technology Devices Programme

(OP DL 15/01/04

FP DL 13/02/04)

Information Storage

and Displays

(possible new call)

Sustainable Livestock Production

FP DL 16th Mar 2004)

Bioremediation

(OP DL 13/02/04)

Manufacturing Molecules

(Closed)

Ocean Margins

(Possible further call

E-Science GRID Technologies

(E-Science Development only, proposals upto £60k)

Advanced Food

Manufacture

(FP D/L 15/01/04

OP D/L 12/02/04)

Applied Genomics

(OP & FP DL 18/02/04)

Foresight Vehicle

(Possible further calls)

  • OP - Outline Proposal

  • FP - Full Proposal

  • DL - Deadline

  • PMC - Programme Management Committee

Mobile Phones and Health

(Likely to close)

Horticulture

(Concept notes & FP D/L 16th Apr 2004)

OPEN – LINK(MRC Led)

(Open – proposals anytime)

Information @

People at the Centre of Communications And Information Technologies

(no plans of future calls)

www.rgu.ac.uk/research/activity

Food Quality and Safety

(FP DL 20/01/04

OP D/L 24/02/04)

or

www.ost.gov.uk/link/

Sustainable Technologies

Initiative LINK Programme

(7th Call launch to be

announced, early 2004)

Sustainable Technologies

Initiative LINK Programme

(7th Call launch to be

announced, early 2004)

Sustainable Technologies

Initiative LINK Programme

(7th Call launch to be

announced, early 2004)

Sustainable Technologies

Initiative LINK Programme

(7th Call launch to be

announced, early 2004)

Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications

(Next call early 2004)

Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications

(Next call early 2004)


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  • For Industry

  • For Industry

- access to high quality research

- access to high quality research

- accelerated research process

- accelerated research process

- shared risk

- shared risk

- increased network and opportunities

- increased network and opportunities

- innovation

- innovation

- publicity

- publicity

  • For Academic Research

  • For Academic Research

- funding

- funding

- wider research scope

- wider research scope

- increased network and opportunities

- increased network and opportunities

- business experience

- business experience

LINK – The Benefits


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  • Since 2000 15 projects have involved the Universities

RGU: - Overcoming Client and Market Resistance to Pre-Fabrication and

Standardisation in Housing – Martin Edge (Scott Sutherland)

- Off flavour problems in farmed trout – Linda Lawton (School of Life Sciences)

  • Currently seven LINK projects at various stages

Approx £2.4m funding

  • Currently seven LINK projects at various stages

Approx £2.4m funding

  • Development of an electronic holographic

  • Development of an electronic holographic

camera

camera

Current LINK Projects

  • Since 2000 15 projects have involved the Universities

  • Development of a porosity & grain size measurement tool

  • Development of a porosity & grain size measurement tool

  • Personalised skill summary reports

  • Personalised skill summary reports


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Complex multi-partner projects.

LINK – Main Points

  • Complex multi-partner projects.

  • High RAE status, & Publications.(Lambert Review & LINK Strategic Review)

  • Promotes collaboration between Departments, Universities and Industry.

  • Very competitive

  • Promotes collaboration between Departments, Universities and Industry.

  • Very competitive


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Industrial/Commercial

Challenge

Associate/s

Business

Advancement

Business

Advancement

What is a KTP Programme?

Partnership

Project Based 2-3 years

Knowledge

Transfer

Company

Partners

UoA/RGU


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Key Academic Benefits

  • Initiate/Strengthen industrial relationships

  • Initiate/Strengthen industrial relationships

  • Case studies/projects/student placements - Ave 2.7

  • Case studies/projects/student placements - Ave 2.7

  • Post-graduate degrees - 36% of eligible associates

  • Post-graduate degrees - 36% of eligible associates

  • Course updates/new courses

  • Course updates/new courses

  • Publications - Ave. 2 papers

  • Publications - Ave. 2 papers

  • Staff developments/secondments

  • Staff developments/secondments

  • Patents

  • Patents

  • Future research ideas

  • Future research ideas

  • Increased grant income

  • Increased grant income

  • Counts to RAE

  • Counts to RAE


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  • Hampco(EasyFab) - Aberdeen

Project:To develop and implement a marketing and sales strategy and new business processes to support diversification

  • Sureclean - Alness

Project: The development of a mobile, modular, multifunctional effluent treatment plant

  • Quantx (Expro/Baker Hughes) - Aberdeen

Project/s: 1- To develop hardware/software modules utilising state of the art digital communications techniques for offshore monitoring systems. 2- To develop an understanding of the physics of down hole oil well fluids and materials which can be applied in the field of Multiphase flow metering.

RGU Examples


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  • New name

  • New name

- Knowledge Transfer Partnership

- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

  • Three year programme/s

  • Three year programme/s

- 1 year - 3 year (in 3 month blocks?)

- 1 year - 3 year (in 3 month blocks?)

The ‘New’ KTP!

  • DTI driven

  • DTI driven

  • Possible additional TTI Scotland consultant

  • Possible additional TTI Scotland consultant

  • Further degree encouraged

  • Further degree encouraged

  • Grant levels the same

  • Grant levels the same

  • New forms

  • New forms

  • 1500 programmes !

  • 1500 programmes !

  • Supports RAE rating

  • Supports RAE rating


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Key Criteria - Summary

  • Strategically important for company

  • Strategically important for company

  • Leading to commercial benefit

  • Leading to commercial benefit

  • Academic input essential

  • Academic input essential

  • Associate stretched

  • Associate stretched

  • Company viable financially

  • Company viable financially


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Each £1m of Government expenditure on KTP results in:

Key Policy Outcomes

Each £1m of Government expenditure on KTP results in:

  • 70 jobs created

  • 70 jobs created

  • 345 company staff trained

  • 345 company staff trained

  • Investment in plant and machinery of £1.8m

  • Investment in plant and machinery of £1.8m

  • Annual increases in profit before tax after programme completion of £2.9m.

  • Annual increases in profit before tax after programme completion of £2.9m.


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“Standard” KTP Centre agreement is available (modified to suit individual Programmes)

IPR/Commercialisation Issues

  • Agreement between the University and Company on IPR ownership & reward issues is crucial

  • Agreement between the University and Company on IPR ownership & reward issues is crucial

  • “Standard” KTP Centre agreement is available (modified to suit individual Programmes)


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Total

Grant

Company

Associate Salary

48,000

28,800

19,200

Academic &Secretarial Support

21,000

12,600

8,400

Travel & Subsistence

5,600

3,360

2,240

Associate Development

3,500

2,100

1,400

Equipment & Consumables

3,000

1,800

1,200

Totals

81,10

0

48,660

32,440

Indirect Cost

19,044

The Grant

Typical Budget for an SME - 1 Associate, 2 year programme

60%

40%


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Projects

Sector

Current Projects UK Wide

Total=863


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Nan Gall (x2)School of Engineering/Aberdeen Business Sch

Stable ServicesSchool of Engineering

Albyn of StonehavenGrays School of Art/Aberdeen Business Sch

A C YuleSchool of Engineering

IMES (x3)School of Engineering

Briggs Marine (x3)School of Engineering

McCalls Ltd (x2)School of Computing/Grays School of Art

MultifabsGrays School of Art

TOP ManagementAberdeen Business School

Lunar FreezersSchool of Computing

Emu EnvironmentalSchool of Engineering

Expro (x2)School of Engineering

ScotoilAberdeen Business School

SurecleanSchool of Engineering

RGU Programmes


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NECESchool of Engineering

PrestaroySchool of Engineering

Future AlignmentSchool of Engineering

Controlled TherapeuticsSchool of Pharmacy

Hector RussellSchool of Computing

Commercial MicrobiologySchool of Computing

SiGenSchool of Engineering

PathwaysEconomics and Public Policy

RGU Programmes


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Sponsors

The Scottish Executive

The Department of Trade & Industry

The Department of Health

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

The Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

The Natural Environment Research Council

The Economic & Social Research Council

The Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Industrial Research & Technology Unit

National Assembly of Wales

KTP


North of scotland ktp link centre

North of Scotland

KTP-LINK Centre

KTP & LINK

Nationally - www.ktponline.org.uk

North Scotland - www.ktp-link.co.uk


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