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Research Councils seek feedback on knowledge transfer schemes, activities and mechanisms

17 April 2009

Research Councils UK would like to gather valuable feedback regarding their knowledge transfer activities from their knowledge transfer stakeholders. This will contribute to the continued improvement of Research Council business and/or processes in knowledge transfer.

If you have a knowledge transfer role within your organisation whether that be as a researcher, user, facilitator/broker, manager/administrator, professional or sponsor/funder of knowledge transfer then we would like to invite you to please take part in this survey which will remain open until June 09 and can be accessed online (see external links).

The survey can also be accessed via the KT Portal homepage.

Notes to editors

The RCUK Knowledge Transfer Portal can be found at: www.rcuk.ac.uk/innovation/ktportal/default.htm

The RCUK Knowledge Transfer Portal is your gateway to Research Councils' activities and schemes in knowledge transfer.

What is knowledge transfer? Knowledge transfer describes how knowledge and ideas move from the knowledge source to the potential users of that knowledge. The Research Councils encourage knowledge transfer by supporting schemes and activities to transfer good ideas, research results and skills between, for example, universities and other research organisations, business, the third sector and/or the wider community.

The RCUK Knowledge Transfer Portal offers a single point of access for those in, e.g., academia, business, public, private and/or third sectors, who want to find out about Research Council knowledge transfer schemes and activities, and how to get involved. You will find links to Research Council funding opportunities, current events, networks, and training courses, just to name a few.

About RCUK

The seven Research Councils are independent non-departmental public bodies, funded by the Science and Research Budget through the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). They are incorporated by Royal Charter and together manage a research budget of around £3 billion a year.

Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the partnership between the UK's seven Research Councils. Through RCUK, the Research Councils work together to champion the research, training and innovation they support.

The seven UK Research Councils are:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC);
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC);
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC);
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC);
  • Medical Research Council (MRC);
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC);
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

External contact

Chloë Somers, RCUK Press Officer

tel: 01793 444592

Contact

External Relations Unit