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Knowledge Transfer Job Opportunity: Swansea University

An interesting development in Knowledge Transfer is the increase of specific roles in the area, for example this is a job opening:

Applications are invited for the fixed term position of Knowledge Transfer Officer for the “Algal Biotechnology for Advanced Bio-Products” project., reference AC00697, located at Swansea University. This is a part-time position funded by the Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) scheme.

Building from the “Algal Biotechnology for Wales” Knowledge Transfer project (see, Advanced Bio-Products supports Welsh enterprises in accessing markets for advanced algae-based bio-products, processes and services. The KT Officer will liaise between businesses and researchers to enable the development and uptake of new modelling tools, innovative photo-bioreactors fitted with energy efficient lighting, improved processes for harvesting and fractionating algae and new high quality biomass fractions for use in high value bio-products.  

The successful candidate, reporting to the Project Director, will be responsible for:
• Liaising with Welsh enterprises proactively, to identify needs & opportunities within priority areas for engagement within the project;
• Managing and adding to the current client base, and ensuring that scheduled formal ERDF targets for business interaction are met;
• Responding to enquiries and providing information to a wide range of project stakeholders;
• Prioritising & timetabling the overall project work programme as a member of the project management team;
• Playing a leading role in organising and delivering project knowledge transfer activities;
• Reporting knowledge transfer activities to the project team, clients, sponsors and the wider community;
• Securing private and public funds towards the continued financial viability of the project.

Candidates must possess relevant qualifications to postgraduate level and have proven experience of working at the academia – business interface, including in a knowledge transfer capacity. They must be capable of working to tight deadlines on multiple projects, as part of a team.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of the business environment in Wales would be advantageous.


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MarineTT is now finished

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 MarineTT is now finished.

We are continuing with our efforts to improve knowledge transfer from marine research. 

Check back for new developments.

Launch of MarineTT online questionnaire to EC FP6 and FP7 marine related projects

marinett logo squareLaunch of MarineTT online questionnaire to EC FP6 and FP7 marine related projects

With the support of the European Commission, MarineTT is launching an on-line questionnaire in the first week of July 2010. 

Please click here to access the European Commission Letter supporting the MarineTT questionnaire.

Please click here to access to the online questionnaire.

The MarineTT partnership intends to survey all marine related FP6 and FP7 projects with a view to focusing on “KNOWLEDGE OUTPUTS” with potential for impact if transferred. Those with high potential impact will be transferred to target audiences by technology transfer experts using appropriate tools and mediums in order to maximise the impact of RTD efforts in the marine area.

In order to be able to transfer high potential knowledge we must first better understand the knowledge outputs from each project and MarineTT will approach all the project coordinators of marine related FP6 and FP7 projects requesting to help. The feedback from the Project Coordinators will help to inform future EC RTD priorities and research project design in the marine area. It will also benefit the European Research Community by disseminating projects and outputs to stakeholders through broad dissemination activities (online infobase, e-newsletters, press releases, reports and more) as well as major stakeholder workshops.

If you are a project coordinator for a marine related FP6 or FP7 project, you will soon receive a dedicated email, inviting you to respond regarding your project(s).

For more information on the online questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact Maica Garriga by email ( or by phone +351 21 392 44 95.

MarineTT Online Questionnaire is Now Offically Closed

marinett logo squareMarineTT Online Questionnaire is Now Offically Closed

The MarineTT online survey offically closed on October 31st 2010. The MarineTT project team would like to say a special thank you to all of the project co-ordinators of FP6 and FP7 projects who participated in the survey.

The survey was a great success with a response rate of approximately 39%. In total we have received in the region of 200 completed surveys.

The MarineTT project team are in the process of analysing the responses of the surveys.

MarineTT Showcase - Brussels June 7th, 2011

marinett logo squareWe are continuing with our efforts to improve knowledge transfer from marine research. Check back for new developments.

MarineTT Knowledge Gate will be launched in early March 2012

marinett logo squareMarineTT Knowledge Gate will be launched in early March 2012

MarineTT Consortium will launch the Marine Knowledge Gate 1.0 on the week of March 5th 2012. This marks a significant milestone for the MarineTT Project. The Marine Knowledge Gate 1.0 is a new free online tool that not only provides information on marine related projects from different European Programmes, but also on the Knowledge Outputs from the FP6 and FP7 projects. These Knowledge Outputs, through MarineTT, had been surveyed, analysed and further validated by a group of European experts. The upgraded tool also provides enhanced functionalities allowing searches by project or programme, institution, knowledge type, potential end user and sectors to potentially benefit. 

Map out the barriers that exist in the current research environment - May 2012

Brussels Knowledge Transfer Barriers StructureMap out the barriers that exist in the current research environment - May 2012

Structural Map of Critical Barriers to Knowledge Transfer and Innovation from research from the MarineTT Stakeholders Workshop to Explore the Challenges and Solutions to Effective Knowledge Capture and Transfer.

Please click here to access System Barrier Map.

MarineTT Stakeholder Workshop on Barriers to Knowledge Capture and Transfer - May 23rd, 2012

workshopMarineTT Stakeholder Workshop on Barriers to Knowledge Capture and Transfer - May 23rd, 2012.

MarineTT held a workshop in Brussels recently,An Open Stakeholder Workshop to Explore the Challenges and Solutions to Effective Knowledge Capture and Transfer. The workshop featured short flash presentations on the knowledge transfer needs from the key end user stakeholder’s perspective (Policy-EU and member states and Industry) and the knowledge management experiences of other EU funded projects. The aim of this workshop was to map the barriers to effective transfer and to develop possible solutions.

Please click here to view the presentations from the workshop as well as the event report containing the structural map of barriers as identified by the participants.

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MarineTT workshop “How do we get more innovation from Research? Bringing together and learning from pioneering initiatives and novel approaches” – July 19th, 2012

There are several initiatives (at EC and Member State level) that are attempting to develop improved methodologies, tools and processes for managing and transferring knowledge from RTD.

This workshop is intended to bring together experts from these initiatives in order to provide a forum for an open exchange on the findings coming from these initiatives and to identify common challenges and barriers. In turn, the participants will explore how the research governance system could be improved in order to increase the likelihood of innovation from research outputs.  

The expected outcome of the workshop will be a practical set of recommendations on how Horizon 2020 and Member State programmes could potentially overcome barriers to innovation from research through adjustments to the research governance system.

Please click here to download the workshop context document.

MarineTT Linkedin Group Established - April 2012

linkedinMarineTT Linkedin Group Established - April 2012

MarineTT established a Linkedin Group called MarineTT - Marine Knowledge Transfer. The purpose of the group is to foster debate on knowledge transfer for the marine sector. The MarineTT Team will post regular images to add to the debate. The first in these series of image is the Juggling Scientist, see below. 


flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 244164. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.

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