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Institute for Knowledge Exchange Practice (IKEP)

The Institute for Knowledge Exchange Practice (IKEP) is the hub for Knowledge Exchange (KE) development and best practice at NTU.

We support excellence in Knowledge Exchange through building capacity for colleagues to develop commercial and economic work, IP exploitation and working with charities, professional bodies, policy makers and influencers. In addition, we develop student and graduate knowledge exchange and public and community engagement, with and without research, for social and economic benefit.

The IKEP has four objectives:

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  • To improve excellence in knowledge exchange by building capacity and sharing good practice
  • To create better understanding and evaluation of knowledge exchange practice
  • To celebrate and disseminate KE practice
  • To support development and recognition of NTU’s Teaching and Practice pathway

Information for staff:

Each year, Research England provides investment in Knowledge Exchange (KE) through the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and QR (Quality Related) funding. Part of this investment is offered to academic colleagues through four internal funding calls:

  • The HEIF Commercial Development Fund – to drive the development of new commercial products and services
  • The IP Accelerator – to support the commercialisation of intellectual property
  • The Innovative KE Fund – to support innovative forms of knowledge exchange that do not necessarily lead to the development of commercial income
  • QR Policy Support Fund - to support policy related activities to build relationships, skills and networks that increase engagement with policy and policy-makers.

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Contact us

For more information about the Institute for Knowledge Exchange Practice, please contact:

Kelly Auty, Head of Knowledge Exchange Development and Evaluation, or Rachel Hanneman, NTU Policy and Partnerships Officer.