Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the Entrepreneurial University

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 and Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2017) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the Entrepreneurial University. Industry and Higher Education, 31 (4). pp. 267-278. doi:10.1177/0950422217705442

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The purpose of this paper is to outline one way in which less research intensive universities can contribute to entrepreneurship by examining the achievements of a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) within the University of Gloucestershire. The paper adopts a qualitative case study approach and four case studies of KTPs at Beacons Business Interiors, Dowty Propellers, EnergistUK and Muddy Boots Software, all of which have operating bases within 40 miles of the University, are researched and analysed. The findings reveal that the four KTPs delivered a number of benefits for the companies, the university and the staff directly involved in these projects, and more generally that the KTPs successfully met their initial aims. The authors identify a number of challenges involved in looking to maximise the benefits of KTP activity within the University, and suggest how KTPs can actively foster the development of the entrepreneurial university. This paper is an accessible review of KTP initiatives within the University of Gloucestershire and as such it will interest academics and business practitioners, who are looking to develop university-industry partnerships. It also offers some reflections on how a programme of KTPs can advance entrepreneurial development and support Growth Hub initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge transfer partnerships; Universities
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:01
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:01

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