Grow your Business through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

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Grow your Business through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Join The University of Southampton to explore how the long running KTP programme can help in the success of the regions visitor economy and wider local industries

Friday, March 31

12:30 - 3:30pm 

John Hansard Gallery 

144 Above Bar Street


SO14 7DU

Are you looking to increase your business productivity? Would new expertise unlock potential products, services, or markets for your business?

Joins us to find out about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - a long running initiative to enable Businesses to access funding to support embedding specialist knowledge in their organisation in order to drive innovation, achieve growth or productivity increases.

The University of Southampton is hosting a networking event to highlight how KTP can be harnessed to overcome challenges to local business growth.

We will hear from the Business Engagement Team at University of Southampton who will introduce the programme, how it works and how you can apply.

We will also hear from members of our academic community who are passionate about collaborating with industry and applying their expertise to 'real world' challenges. These speakers will include:

Dr Antonio Martinez-Sykora is an expert on cutting and packing problems as well as routing problems. He has worked on other areas as logistics planning, scheduling and revenue management. Dr Martinez-Sykora was also an academic partner on a recent successful KTP with Lucketts Travel.

Dr Jane Parry is looking at how work organisation is changing and what this means for daily work practices. She is particularly interested in partnering with organisations around interventions that can enhance staff well-being and retention.

Dr Philip Alford is an SME Digital Marketing specialist – his current focus is on how SMEs can successfully adopt and integrate ‘Martech’ (marketing technologies) alongside marketing processes and practice.


12:30 – Arrival, registration and buffet / light lunch

13:00 – Welcome from Mike Harris, Chief Executive, Southampton City Council and Gillian Saieva, Director of Enterprise (Interim) & Executive Education, Southampton Business School

13:15 – KTP Overview - Justin Lewis (University of Southampton - Research & Innovation Services)

13:20 - Business School KTP Experience & Expertise available

Dr Tony Martinez Sykora (Southampton Business School and Partner on KTP with Lucketts Travel)

Dr Philip Alford (Southampton Business School)

Dr Jane Parry (Southampton Business School)


14:00 – Elevator / lightning pitches

14:30 – Teas, Coffees and Networking

15:30 – 16:00 – Close


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