University business manager named regional rep for knowledge transfer
A University of Wolverhampton business manager has bagged the role of regional representative for a national innovation agency.
Emma Pearson, Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTP) in the University’s Business Engagement team, has been invited to be the KTP Regional Representative by Innovate UK – representing all West Midlands Universities at national KTP meetings.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships aim to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help businesses grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.
Emma is an accomplished Project Manager who has worked at the university for eleven years. Her current role involves managing the university KT portfolio including KTPs.
Emma said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new challenge. As the KTP Regional Representative I will be able to highlight the regional KTP issues and suggestions and feed them directly into Innovate UK. I’m looking forward to actively participating in the national forum meetings and providing relevant updates and feedback to the West Midlands KTP Group.”
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are funded by UKRI through Innovate UK with the support of co-funders, including the Scottish Funding Council, Welsh Government, Invest Northern Ireland, Defra and BEIS. Innovate UK manages the KTP programme and facilitates its delivery through a range of partners including the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Knowledge Bases and Businesses. Each partner plays a specific role in the support and delivery of the programme.
A successful University of Wolverhampton Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme was selected as a finalist for its innovation in the KTP Awards 2022.
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