Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Associate Conference 2014

I recently travelled to Brighton for the annual Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Associate Conference.  This conference is designed for all KTP Associates with a view to share experiences and celebrate successes.

The conference welcomed circa 50 delegates of both current and past KTP Associates and people like me who wanted to find out more about KTP.  The day started with a series of presentations from past and current KTP Associates about their experiences and achievements.  The scope of the projects talked about were broad and it was down to former Associate, Jugal Desai to open the conference and talk about his KTP experience and how it changed his life and made him reach his career goal.

Before lunch, 30 KTP Associates were given 2 minutes each to give an overview of their project and invite delegates to view their poster following lunch.  This continued into a poster competition where delegates formed part of the judging panel to highlight the top 3 posters in a ballot.  BU was represented by one of our KTP Associates, Neil Smiley who is working on a classic KTP with a local security company.

It was great to see the variety of topics supported by KTP and demonstrated the scope of innovation in this country.

The next KTP Associate conference will be held in Glasgow in 2015.