Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2014 End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2014
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2014
Early Registration Date: Mar 03, 2014
Paper Submission Date: Jan 10, 2013
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InnovationKT 2014 is an international conference focussing on innovation and knowledge transfer.

InnovationKT 2014 is the conference for knowledge professionals - those academics, business people, managers and researchers working with innovation, enerprise, knowledge transfer, exchange and sharing.

Featuring world-class speakers, oral and poster presentation sessions and interactive workshops, the InnovationKT 2013 Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate, share and discuss the impact of university-business and business-business interactions. Applicable themes include:-

  • Processes of knowledge transfer, knowledge origination, knowledge exchange and knowledge sharing
  • Innovation, open innovation and the relationship between knowledge transfer and innovation
  • Human and organisational aspects of knowledge management
  • Incubators and entrepreneurship schemes
  • Commercialisation (licensing of intellectual property, spin-outs formation, and incubators)
  • Collaborative applied research and consultancy
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • All other aspects of university-business and business-business collaborative working


5 Park Vista, ,
United Kingdom

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Keynote Speakers  

Professor Tom Barnes

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) University of Greenwich  

Making The Knowledge Triangle Work in Practice 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.    Tom Barnes joined the university in January 2008, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). He is a physicist with particular expertise in optical information processing, optoelectronics and adaptive optics. He has won a number of awards for his work including the Cooper Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1996. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1999. Professor Barnes holds several patents and collaborates in research with laboratories in New Zealand, the UK and Japan. British born, he was educated at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where he studied for a BSc (Hons, Double First), MSc and PhD in Physics.    

Liz Shutt,  Head of Policy, The University Alliance, Title to be confirmed 

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.    Liz has broad experience of the higher education sector joining University Alliance from Universities UK and having previously worked at both Sheffield Hallam University and the Open University.   

During three years at Universities UK she covered a broad range of policy issues relating to the student experience, international policy, pre-HE and teacher education. Before that she worked at Sheffield Hallam University as part of the project team implementing the National Framework Agreement – following the recommendations of both the Dearing and Bett reviews on the Higher Education workforce. 

Liz started her career at the Department for Work and Pensions where she was responsible for producing regional and national level performance reports on UK employment levels.    Liz studied Politics and History at the University of Kent for her first degree and went on to complete an MA by Research in European Studies, also at the University of Kent.     

Dr. Christopher Sier, Co-Lead on FiNexus  

From KTN to future Knowledge Transfer in the Financial Services The financial services Knowledge Transfer Network started in 2009 and ended on 31st March this year as a result of changing strategic imperatives at its principle funder, the Technology Strategy Board. During my talk I will take you on a journey around Financial Services, how Knowledge Transfer had a role to play in changing models, behaviours and the regulatory landscape for the sector, and how KT can continue to benefit sector in the future. I describe how the KTN operated, its relationship with the ESRC, a relationship that has perpetuated beyond the life of the KTN, and give examples of key issues addressed by the KTN and how it addressed them. I will move to examples of challenges that need to be addressed for the FS sector and emergent topics for future consideration. Examples will be drawn from the worlds of Pensions Funds, Catastrophe Risk modelling for the Insurance sector and Crowdfunding.   


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. He is an authority on pension fund costs and complexity, innovation in financial services and on the operational management of derivatives for the buy-side and has advised a wide range of market participants including investment managers, service providers, brokers and IT vendors on strategic and operational issues. Chris was previously a director of London-based Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, a buy-side strategy and benchmarking consultancy. He also spent several years as a consultant at CSTIM (Morse) and AT Kearney. Before coming to the City and after completing his PhD, Chris was a police officer in Edinburgh.      Invited Speakers To be announced...   

Sessions & Workshops    


BENEFITS (Building an Enterprise Network for an Efficient Innovation and Training System) is a project funded under the EU Interreg France (Channel) - England programme. Benefits involves partners in North France (Le laboratoire IRISE - Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation en Sciences de l’Entreprise - du Cesi) and the South of England (Universities of Greenwich and Exeter). At its core is the building of cross-Channel partnerships and expert networks to support knowledge transfer and innovation in SMEs which improve global competitiveness.    The project can be broken down into three main objectives:-   Structuring a network of stakeholders and establishing transnational exchange programmes Ensuring the innovation abilities of people and companies Maintaining and developing the industrial and manufacturing fabric The BENEFITS Workshop at InnovationKT consists of several sessions of contributed papers from project partners on different aspects of the project.     

Media Mixer  

Media Mixer is an EU Framework funded project aimed at 'Making media more valuable for its owner and useful for the consumer'. The workshop will report on progress acheived by the project and aspirations for the future.     

KTP Case Studies  

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is the UK government's flagship product based on relationships between companies (often SMEs) and UK universities, colleges and research centres. This session will feature case studies on a broad spectrum of KTP projects showing the benefits to be obtained from the synergy between companies and the UK's knowledge base.   We welcome new submissions for this session.