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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 1 Prof.DrTech. Algirdas Paktas London Metropolitan University Dept. of Computing, Communications Technology and Mathematics a.pakstas@londonmet.ac.uk
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 2 Abstract This talk is presenting overview of various opportunities and funding schemes which exist in the UK to support Knowledge Transfer activities. At first the general picture of various funding programs related to Knowledge Transfer is given. It is followed by the brief description of the UK Research Councils Knowledge Transfer Taxonomy. Role of the UK Department of Trade and Industry is explained with special attention to the Small and Middlesize Enterprises (SMEs). Finally, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and way they work are presented.
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 3 Speakers Biography: Prof. Algirdas Paktas received his M.Sc. in Radiophysics and Electronics in 1980 from the Irkutsk State University, Ph.D. in Systems Programming in 1987 from the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow. Currently he is with the London Metropolitan University, Dept. of Computing, Communications Technology and Mathematics where he is heading research activities (Research Director). He is also doing research in the area of Communications Software Engineering and is teaching specialised courses such as Network Planning and Management. He is active in the following IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees: TC on Communications Software (Chair), TC on Multimedia Communications (past vice-Chair) and TC on Enterprise Networking (past vice Chair). He has published 3 research monographs (2 authored and 1 edited) and more than 140 other publications. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and the New York Academy of Sciences. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Communications Magazine, Cybernetics and Systems Analysis, Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences and CompSIS.
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 4 Outline Definitions Research Councils UK (RCUK) Knowledge Transfer Taxonomy Role of the UK Department of Trade and Industry Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and How they Work Conclusions Some useful Web-sites
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  • MARKET (New products, processes and services) ACADEMIA Fsight Foresight KTP( TCS) Research Council grants, Studentships, Fellowships INDUSTRY ACADEMIC/INDUSTRY COLLABORATION Managed & thematic programmes (RCs) University Challenge STEP Smart (and regional variants) Science Enterprise Challenge BASIC RESEARCH LINK and Foresight LINK Awards EC FP5-6 Applied PhDs: CASE; ENG D - Sector schemes Eg Biowise
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 6 Research Councils UK (RCUK) Knowledge Transfer Taxonomy Co-operation in Education and Training People and Knowledge Flow Collaborative Research with Users Commercialisation of R&D Knowledge Transfer Broad Classification
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 7 The Research Councils UK use a common set of schemes to promote KT many are long-standing and well known. But can also accommodate considerable flexibility. Co-operation in Education and Training -at doctoral level, CASE and Industrial CASE -skills replenishment for those already in employment via CPD People and Knowledge Flow -5000 postgraduate students and 4000 research assistants on research grants supported each year -24 Faraday Partnerships, often hosted by independent Research and Technology Organisations, linking user needs and academic capabilities Collaborative Research with Users -LINK is the Governments flagship scheme Commercialisation of R&D (NB - ip owned by universities) -exploitation of research performed within RC-owned institutes -business plan competitions; entrepreneurial training Some Specifics
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 8 Role of the UK Department of Trade and Industry Science & innovation: central to Governments agenda Key to increased productivity Investment in innovation & research generates: new knowledge and technology supply of highly trained people knowledge transfer Future of UK manufacturing and services in global market: must move up the value chain to secure future requires innovation in products, processes, organisation
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 9 Who are the players? over 3.5 M firms from very large to very small 170 higher education institutions (HEIs) + FE colleges over 100 independent research organisations
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 10 Changes in DTIs approach to innovation Changes in DTIs approach to innovation moving from many schemes to a few products being more selective in what we support investing more in less involving business as advisers involving other supporters eg RDAs linking with the science base thinking global being foresightful
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 11 Shift from many old, to fewer new products NEW WORLD (9 products) OLD WORLD (> 100 schemes) Regional Assistance Smart Grant for R&D Investigating an innovative idea Collaborative R&D Developing E Business Initiative to promote advanced metals technology Knowledge Transfer Partnerships High performance workplaces Supply Chain Groups SMART International Technology Service Eureka! Building Up Biomaterials Faradays LINK Harnessing Genomics Social Enterprise EGS RSA LINK Engineering ICT Carrier Programme Rethinking Construction Fit for the Future Launch Aid SETNET Envirowise ITEC Skills Programme UK Online for Business TCS Benchmarking Index CONNECT Inside UK Enterprise Phoenix Fund Acorn TASME Digital TV Initiative
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 12 DTI Business Support DTI Business Support Aim: to make DTI support easier to understand, simpler to access and more effective About 150 DTI schemes reduced to 9 products First line of access through Business Links Flexibility within products to work with the market Complement other providers eg Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), EU Science & Technology products developed more strategically
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 13 Products for SMEs only Grant for Investigating an Innovative Idea Grant for R&D (Smart) Small Firms Loan Guarantee
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 14 Grant for Investigating an Innovative Idea Pilot - will run until March 2005. Open to SMEs and individuals intending to start a business in England. Applications must be for a specific innovative idea which: Has the potential to deliver a business benefit from a new or improved product, process or service Requires enhanced technological or organisational capability Has a role to play in commercial success of the business The grant provides Part reimbursement for: a mentor (Business Link adviser or independent consultant) to oversee the project; and access to expert consultant advice required by the SME to achieve their innovative idea
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 15 Grant for Investigating an Innovative Idea Diagnostic Applicants must have undertaken a pre-application diagnostic to highlight any weaknesses and barriers in their ability to implement the innovative idea. Deliverable A robust action plan that addresses all the weaknesses and barriers highlighted by the diagnostic and helps the business to implement the innovative idea successfully. Grant level 75% of total consultancy costs up to a maximum of 12K.
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 16 Grant for R&D: (Successor to Smart) Four types of support Micro Projects Research Projects (formerly Feasibility Studies) Development Projects Exceptional Development Projects
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 17 Grant for R&D: Quick Look Guide
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 18 Grant for Research & Development Appraisal criteria : Eligibility (eg size of business) Technological innovation Technical risk Management ability Commercial potential Need for support
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  • 2004-2005 Algirdas Paktas UK Knowledge Transfer Experience:Can it be Applied in Baltic States? 19 Grant for R&D: Changes in 2004 From 23 April 2004, grants awarded via competitions SBS Regional teams determine competition dates in their Region Website - www.dti.gov.uk/r-d
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