Knowledge and Innovation Training
Participants in this programme are drawn from projects funded by Strathclyde University’s EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account and other cognate projects. The programme runs over three consecutive days and includes two three-hour sessions each day. The sessions are presented by staff engaged in research in the broad area of management studies, focussing on different features of knowledge exchange and innovation.
- University of Strathclyde
- Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Date first submitted:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Date last modified:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Knowledge base
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Working with others
- Engagement and impact
- Researcher-led activities
- Knowledge exchange
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
The aims of the programme are to introduce the principles, concepts, tools and techniques of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Management to researchers involved in projects funded by Strathclyde University’s EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (and others following cognate programmes) and to enhance a culture of knowledge exchange and innovation among researchers at Strathclyde University and partner organisations that use and participate in its research activities.
The specific objectives of the programme are to present training in knowledge exchange, to cover subjects such as product development, innovation management, business planning, intellectual property, operations management and business to business marketing; to uncover and share episodes of good practice in knowledge exchange through a mentoring programme over time of knowledge exchange projects; to prepare university researchers and research users as the engage in knowledge exchange.
The training, which comprises six three-hour sessions run over three consecutive days, draws especially on case studies and is informed by current research in knowledge exchange and innovation and will include a mentoring aspect, in which faculty will follow the participants’ knowledge exchange projects, with the aim of gathering and sharing best practice.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
This training is specifically aimed at staff involved in research programmes funded by the University’s EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account.
It is in the main directed at researchers who are undertaking engagements which involve spending time on an industrial partner’s site. It may include Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associates who have been part funded by the KTA, however as the KTP programme has its own training input they may not always attend the KIT training. The funding from the KTA is such that there will be approximately forty people undertaking the KIT training.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
The course has a follow up period in which effectiveness is monitored. Feedback forms are distributed to all involved to gain their input this includes an industrial partner who may be delivering part of the course content.