Businesses that invest in innovation have higher growth and productivity, and export more. Additionally, there were nearly 77,000 research and development (R&D) collaborations between businesses and universities in the UK last year, according to the State of the Relationship Report, 1 Dec 2022 by the National Centre for Universities and Business. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are a key enabler in this type of collaboration, partnering innovative businesses with industrially orientated universities for one-off projects, backed by grant funding from UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK (IUK), with the support of other Government Co-Funders.
To help bring Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to the fore, and highlight their potential for engineering technologies research and development (R&D), the TWI Innovation Network, part of leading international research and technology organisation TWI, and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are hosting an in person event: Innovation in Action, on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 November 2023 at ARU's Cambridge, UK campus. This event is designed to tell you all you need to know about KTPs and how you can position your company or not-for-profit organisation to take advantage of them.
Register in advance to book your place and hear first-hand the benefits of industry and university collaborations!
13.30 - Registration
14:00 - Welcome and introductions
14:20 - Innovate UK presentation
14:30 - TWI Innovation Network presentation – Irmak Kockan, Innovation Consultancy
14:45 - Lipolife case study: Industry and universities working together
15:15 - Working with ARU – Research and Innovation Development Office (RIDO) and
15:45 - Panel discussion
16:00 - Close
By attending, you will also be able to explore the suitability of your company / organisation, and potential innovation projects, to KTPs, and speak to specialist IUK Knowledge Transfer Advisers who provide assistance throughout the life cycle of every KTP with ARU.
Innovative in Action, 29 November 2023, 13.30 - 16.00 is free to attend - simply register in advance to book your place.
TWI and ARU are also partners in the Anglia Ruskin Innovation Centre which undertakes collaborative R&D projects with UK and European SMEs, enabled by grant funding through Horizon Europe and other innovation research programmes.
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