The annual Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associates Conference is organised by the Centre for Collaboration and Partnership at the University of Brighton. It aims to provide a lively and informative forum for the exchange of ideas about the delivery of innovation and technology, and sees a broad range of topics which touch on the transfer and embedding of technology, knowledge and innovation, across all sectors of industry.
This year’s conference was held in Brighton on 11 May. A total of 25 paper and poster submissions were accepted and published on topics as diverse as optimising patterns in architecture and improving the quality of hot food from vending machines. Aston University was represented by two projects – Chee Seng Koh presented a paper and poster on “Tackling NHS wicked problems - developing a novel methodology”, while Rushana Khusainova and Richard Price presented a poster on “Addressing the Future Needs of Manufacturing in Scheduling”.
All papers and posters were judged and a prize was awarded to a winner from each category. EREBUS Associate Chee Seng Koh clinched the Best Poster award for his poster detailing how the university, company as well as associate jointly benefit from the development of a novel organisational problem solving approach within a consulting methodology. The conference was attended by over 50 delegates and served as an eye-opener, particularly for associates who were attending their first conference.
Words by Jill Forrest
8 June 2011