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Increasing competitive advantage through knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)

Chemistry Innovation

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 from 12:00 to 13:00 (PDT)

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Webinar: 30th April 2013, 12pm


Increasing competitive advantage through knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)


Does your business need new knowledge to grow? If so, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships could be for you.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. A KTP achieves this through the forming of a partnership between your business and an academic institution (such as university, further education college or research and technology organisation), enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your business develop.


This webinar will give an overview of the KTP scheme, highlight some of the benefits for those taking part and profile recent changes to the scheme.   Victrex will present a case study to share their experience of using a knowledge transfer partnership to bring new knowledge into their business and illustrate how the partnerships work in practice.  The talks will be followed by a question and answer session.




 KTP - What it is and how it works: Fiona Nightingale, KTP Adviser for Manchester and North Cheshire and North West Coordinator 

After a 15 year career as an engineer in the nuclear industry, Fiona joined KTP as an Adviser in 1995 and heads up the team of Advisers for the Northwest of England. She also sits on the UK panel that reviews all KTP applications. She has worked with several hundred partnerships and has a broad range of experience of projects from many sectors and disciplines. She can advise on eligibility and what it takes to achieve a successful partnership.


Adam Chaplin, New Polymers Team Leader, Victrex Polymer Solutions.

With several years research experience of High Performance Polymers and Composites, Adam joined Victrex in 2000. He now leads the New Polymers team and is responsible for the development and scale up of novel High Temperature performance resins for use in a variety of demanding applications.

Moderator: Dr Claire Claessen, Head of Projects, Chemistry Innovation Ltd

Dr Claire Claessen has 16 years experience in the chemistry-using industries and has a proven track record in implementing collaborative research and innovation programmes for industry benefit.

A physical chemist by training (BSc and PhD, University of Durham), Claire started her career with Unilever where she led global projects to bring new Homecare products to the market. Following this she spent two years in the Netherlands, as Marketing Manager for a food product company before returning to the UK to lead the development of a science strategy for the Northwest region (NWDA). Claire joined Chemistry Innovation in November 2011 as Head of Projects and oversees a portfolio of collaborative projects between industry and academia comprising ~200 projects with an invested value in excess of £225million.



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