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Innovation through Knowledge Transfer



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International Academic Conference

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KES International and Institute of Knowledge Transfer 

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02 - 04 Apr 2014


University of Greenwich


London, United Kingdom


Knowledge Management



International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014

*******2-4 April 2014*******
Greenwich, London

For some years, interaction between universities and business has taken second place in importance behind the REF and the employability agenda. InnovationKT 2014 will explore how universities can take advantage of improvements in the UK economy and the steer given by Sir Andrew Witty in his recent review, to revitalise the third mission.

InnovationKT wil be of interest to all knowledge professionals - those academics, business people, managers and researchers working with innovation, enterprise, knowledge transfer, exchange and sharing.

Featuring world-class speakers, oral presentation sessions and interactive workshops, the InnovationKT 2014 conference will provide an excellent opportunity to publish a paper in journal and book form, and at the same time disseminate, share and discuss the impact of university-business and business-business interactions.

Call for Papers

Papers on relevant topics are invited to be evaluated for the conference under peer-review and if accepted, published in the proceedings.

The conference proceedings, containing Full and Short papers, will be published in the open access journal "InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact", ISSN 2051-6002, and in book-form "Innovation through Knowledge Transfer", published in the KES Transactions series.

Conference Scope

InnovationKT covers the following topics (although this list is not intended to be exhaustive):-
  • Case studies of successful university-business
  • Examples of best practice in respect of innovation and knowledge transfer from practitioners
  • Innovative innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms
  • The outcomes and results of university-business and business-business projects
  • Management of projects and development of applicable policy
Applicable knowledge transfer mechanisms and paradigms include, but are not limited to:-
  • The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) product
  • Spin-out companies
  • Incubators and entrepreneur schemes
  • University-industry contracts and consultancy
  • Licensing of university-originated intellectual property
  • Other modes of knowledge transfer and technology transfer, e.g. work-based learning projects
  • The knowledge transfer, knowledge origination and knowledge exchange process

Keynote Speakers

Professor Tom Barnes, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Research & Enterprise, University of Greenwich.
Title of Talk: Making The Knowledge Triangle Work in Practice (TBC)
Professor Tom Barnes leads the University of Greenwich's research, enterprise and regional strategies, regionally, nationally and internationally. The university has the highest income for research grants and contracts among post-1992 universities.

Liz Shutt, Head of Policy, The University Alliance.
Liz Shutt joined University Alliance in 2009 and is responsible for overseeing a programme of high-quality research and analysis in order to develop evidence-based policy positions across each of the priority areas.

Dr. Christopher Sier, Co-Lead on FiNexus
Chris is the former co-Director of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer network (FSKTN) and is co-lead on FiNexus, a programme to build a series of research and innovation centres in the UK for financial services.

For more information on our Keynotes and Sessions please see http://inkt14.innovationkt.org/keynote.php

Dates and Deadlines

  • 14th February 2014 Submission of Papers
  • 28th February 2014 Notification of Acceptance
  • 7th March 2014 Early Registration Deadline - Prices increase after this date!
  • 7th March 2014 Upload of final camera-ready publication files
  • 7th March 2014 Authors Registration Deadline - Authors must register by this date
  • 2nd April 2014 Early Registration and Drinks Reception
  • 3rd & 4th April 2014 Conference Sessions
Visit the Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer website for further details.

All rights reserved by KES International. For general enquiries email us at: contact @ innovationkt . org. You can also follow @KESIntl and @IKT_Talk on Twitter for updates.

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