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MenProcess and Practice Innovation: Scoping Study

KTA Proof of Concept Award

Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Prof Chris McMahon and Dr Ben Hicks
The Project

A KTA funded Proof of Concept where researchers are looking at ways to help small business in the region to benefit from research carried out at the University. The KT Fellows will survey small businesses to determine what innovation support they require and how best their requirements can be delivered to them.
Potential Benefits

  • Development of SME specific knowledge transfer and exploitation delivery mechanisms
  • Targeted and effective Knowledge Transfer activities being carried out by the University
  • A working model to transfer to other departments to encourage engagement
  • Wider transfer of University engineering expertise across SMEs
  • Exploitation of process and practice research in a wider market
Project Team

Prof Chris McMahon - Principal Investigator
Dr Ben Hicks - Co-Investigator
Steve Culley - Co-Investigator
Matthew Gleiss - KT Fellow
Tom Howard - KT Fellow