Review of the use of partners by KT Offices.

This source preferred by Martyn Polkinghorne

Authors: Polkinghorne, M. and Pearce, J.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/17160/

Publisher: Bournemouth University

Place of Publication: Poole, England

This research was undertaken in partnership with the Institute of Knowledge Transfer UK Universities undertaking Knowledge Transfer (KT) activities are said to be increasingly supported by both internal and external partners. The aim of this work was to identify the extent to which the KT Offices of UK universities are working in partnership with academics and administrators within their organizations and with external service providers

A questionnaire was developed using an on-line survey tool (www.surveymonkey.com) to explore this issue.

Responses received from the KT Offices at 29 UK universities identified that:

• KT Offices were reported to provide a key role in a wide range of activity areas, with strong support from Senior Management.

• Major levels of academic involvement were a feature of only a minority of activities.

• There was little use of external organisations for undertaking supporting activities.

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