Following the announcement earlier this year of an expansion to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme to introduce a management-focussed KTP (or mKTP), the first two partnerships have been announced. They are: Resistant Building Products Limited in partnership with Queen’s University, Belfast; and Glasgow-based glass specialist, IPIG, in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland.
For IPIG the objectives of their mKTP are to “undertake a market led strategic change and business development project, underpinned by optimised business processes, management systems, customer-centric culture and strategic agility”.
Via their mKTP, Resistant Building Products aims to develop and embed an effective R&D capability to improve their product performance and range.
Ken Frame – Knowledge Transfer Adviser at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) – who helped put together the Resistant Building Products partnership application, said “I am thrilled that this application has been successful. The mKTP initiative promises to make a real difference, both within SMEs and larger organisations, and we look forward to working with a lot more companies who want to improve their management practices and processes via the mKTP programme”.
As outlined in the Knowledge Transfer Network’s recent Webinar, the Management KTP is designed to introduce transformational change within companies by introducing major improvements to management practice via a partnership with one of the UK’s world class business schools.
Alicia Greated, Chief Executive of the Knowledge Transfer Network, commented “Embedding the best leadership and management models can hugely impact company performance and initiatives like the mKTP will enable companies to completely transform the way they work”.
Find out more about mKTP here
The funding competition for mKTP opens on 12 December 2019 and closes on 19 February 2020.