International Conference on Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer 2015 15th-17th April 2015 at Staffordshire University 

Paper submission is now live! Submit your papers here before 19 January 2015 to present and publish your paper at the conference:

InnovationKT15 will be of interest to all knowledge professionals – those academics, business people, managers and researchers working with innovation, enterprise, knowledge transfer, exchange and sharing. Featuring world-class speakers, oral presentation sessions and interactive workshops, the InnovationKT 2015 conference will provide an excellent opportunity to publish a paper in journal and book form, and at the same time disseminate, share and discuss the impact of university-business and business-business interactions.

There will be an Innovation Tour at the Emma Bridgewater factory and a talk at the conference itself plus a plenary session entitled ‘Staffordshire Innovation Forum’ which will consist of case studies and papers from Staffordshire University and the local area.

Papers on relevant topics are invited to be evaluated for the conference under peer-review and if accepted, published in the proceedings.

Conference Scope

InnovationKT15 covers the following topics (although this list is not intended to be exhaustive):

  • Case studies of successful university-business
  • Examples of best practice in respect of innovation and knowledge transfer from practitioners
  •  Innovative innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms
  • The outcomes and results of university-business and business-business projects
  • Management of projects and development of applicable policy

Applicable knowledge transfer mechanisms and paradigms include, but are not limited to:

  • The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) product
  • Spin-out companies
  • Incubators and entrepreneur schemes
  • University-industry contracts and consultancy
  • Licensing of university-originated intellectual property
  • Other modes of knowledge transfer and technology transfer, e.g. work-based learning projects
  • The knowledge transfer, knowledge origination and knowledge exchange process

Invited Sessions

An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference. We invite senior specialists who have an interest in a specific conference topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world.

If you would like to arrange an Invited Session please contact:

Dates & Deadlines

Submission of Papers: 19 Jan 2015

Notification of Acceptance: 16 Feb 2015 Upload of Files for Programme / Proceedings: 16 March 2015

Early Registration Deadline: 1 March 2015

All deadlines are provisional and subject to change.


The collaboration between Staffordshire University and UK partners includes excellent relationships with local and national companies as well as 17 further education colleges plus charitable organisations such as the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission and Oasis College.

Further information

For general enquiries email IKT at: You can also follow  @IKT_Talk and @KESIntl on Twitter for updates.

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