Nick Smith, from Eurofilms Extrusion Ltd, will present the benefits of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University at a free breakfast event on Wednesday 19 November 2008.
The seminar will be held at Priorslee Hall at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Campus from 7.30am to 9.30am. Companies of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to attend the seminar.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) enables firms to recruit a high-calibre graduate or “associate” to boost their business by getting them to work on a specific project lasting between one and three years. Telford-based Eurofilms Extrusion Ltd are benefiting from the programme by commercialising a newly developed brand.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide graduate placement programme designed to help business and organisations improve their competitiveness and productivity by tapping into the knowledge, technology and skills available from academic institutions. Each partnership employs one or more recently qualified graduates to work in a company on a project of strategic importance to the business.
Significant government funding is available to support these programmes, subject to eligibility.
The Competitiveness Centre based at the University of Wolverhampton offers one central contact point for all of the University’s services to external organisations. These include: hi-tech business space, events, flexible and part-time learning, applied research and consultancy, support for new product introduction, student and graduate placements, training and short courses.