University Alliance has today (29 Jan) launched a new network to bring together universities and businesses to create positive knowledge exchange in order to drive growth through enterprise.
The network has been created as a forum for Alliance universities to not only respond to the newly launched Knowledge Exchange Framework, but a means to push its boundaries and encourage growth through greater collaboration.
By submitting collective bids, identifying shared priorities and providing single points of contact, the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network will streamline processes and make best use of available funding and opportunities, enabling members to collaborate with ease and maximise on the opportunity presented by the KEF, to drive value and impact via Knowledge Exchange.
University Alliance Network Lead Dr Isabel Spence said:
“Alliance Universities are uniquely placed to drive forward the knowledge exchange framework agenda so I am thrilled to be launching a network dedicated to growth through collaboration.”
“As an alliance, we believe universities are stronger in partnership. By coming together to share expertise, identify best practice and push forward the agenda our members will be adding the maximum possible value to their students, society and the economy. This network will therefore not be limited to responding to the KEF or the areas measured but all areas of knowledge exchange which truly drive growth.”
Rosemary Nunn, Head of Commercialisation and Innovation at the University of Greenwich and chair of the new Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network said:
“This new network from University Alliance will be essential for supporting our universities to maximise the opportunities afforded by the forthcoming Knowledge Exchange Framework.”
“My experience on the industry side of knowledge exchange relationships has highlighted how complex it can be to discover routes into partnerships. Working together will allow Alliance Universities to present a single contact point to businesses and government, as well as collaborating on projects to make the most of limited resource.”