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InKT 2015 : Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2015


When Apr 15, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Where Staffordshire
Submission Deadline Jan 19, 2015
Categories    knowledge transfer   entrepreneur   business   businesses

Call For Papers

International Conference on Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer 2015
*******15th-17th April 2015*******
Staffordshire University, Staffordshire UK

InnovationKT15 will be of interest to all knowledge professionals - those academics, business people, managers and researchers working with innovation, enterprise, knowledge transfer, exchange and sharing.

Featuring world-class speakers, oral presentation sessions and interactive workshops, the InnovationKT 2015 conference will provide an excellent opportunity to publish a paper in journal and book form, and at the same time disseminate, share and discuss the impact of university-business and business-business interactions.

Papers on relevant topics are invited to be evaluated for the conference under
peer-review and if accepted, published in the proceedings.

Conference Scope

InnovationKT15 covers the following topics (although this list is not intended to be exhaustive) :

- Case studies of successful university-business
- Examples of best practice in respect of innovation and knowledge transfer from practitioners
- Innovative innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms
- The outcomes and results of university-business and business-business projects
- Management of projects and development of applicable policy

Applicable knowledge transfer mechanisms and paradigms include, but are not
limited to:

- The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) product
- Spin-out companies
- Incubators and entrepreneur schemes
- University-industry contracts and consultancy
- Licensing of university-originated intellectual property
- Other modes of knowledge transfer and technology transfer, e.g. work-based learning projects
- The knowledge transfer, knowledge origination and knowledge exchange process

Keynote Speaker

Prof Ian Oakes
Chair/President of the IKT
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and External Engagement), University of Wolverhampton, UK
Title of talk: Knowledge Transfer and the Role of the IKT

Chris Warkup
CEO of the KTN
Title of talk: The Role of the KTN in the UKs Innovation Landscape

Invited Sessions

An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference. We invite senior specialists who have an interest in a specific conference topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world.

If you would like to arrange an Invited Session please contact:

Dates & Deadlines

General Track

Submission of Papers: 9 Feb 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 16 Feb 2015
Upload of Files for Programme / Proceedings: 16 March 2015

Early Registration Deadline: 1 March 2015

All deadlines are provisional and subject to change.


The collaboration between Staffordshire University and UK partners includes excellent relationships with local and national companies as well as 17 further education colleges plus charitable organisations such as the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission and Oasis College.

Staffordshire is world renowned for its pottery and there are many beautiful attractions around the area where you can immerse yourself in British culture. Take a tour around various pottery museums, galleries and attractions, maybe visit Stoke Minster and round it off with a nice cup of English tea at Gladstone Tea Room overlooking their famous cobbled courtyard!

Further information

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