Alchemist and the university of exeter
Knowledge transfer partnership
Our KTP is part of a UK-wide scheme that helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by accessing the knowledge and expertise of the country’s leading universities. KTPs are essentially partnerships between a business and a university, with the aim of transferring academic knowledge and expertise into the business in order to innovate and improve performance.
Our partnership is between a graduate or early career researcher, who will be seconded to Alchemist and a team of academics from the University of Exeter Business School. The partnership is structured around a specific project investigating the efficacy of diagnostics in learning that has been agreed between Alchemist and the university, with clear objectives that are aligned with our strategic goals. The project is jointly supervised by representatives from Alchemist and the university, and is expected to last for two years. At the end of the project, it is expected that the knowledge transfer process will have resulted in lasting benefits for Alchemist, including improved competitiveness, productivity and profitability.
The University of Exeter is a world-leading centre of excellence for research in education, so we’re confident that this partnership will lead to some groundbreaking insights. We’ll be working closely with their team of experts over the coming years, and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.
KTP funding with innovate UK helps to support knowledge-sharing between businesses and universities, so that businesses can benefit from the latest academic research. This can be done through a range of activities, such as secondments, training programmes and conferences. The aim is to help businesses to innovate and grow, and to create high-quality jobs. This type of partnership is crucial for ensuring that businesses such as Alchemist can keep up with the latest developments in their field, and for ensuring that academia is putting its knowledge to good use.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Team
- Andy Treen – KTP Supervisor
- Laura Buchanan – Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager
University of Exeter Team
- Leroy White – Academic Lead
- Aaron Page – Academic Supervisor
- KTP Associate – Vacancy to be filled
- Ollie Christophers – Industry Supervisor
- Lucy Kent – Learning Supervisor
- Stu Packham – Executive Sponsor