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Technical Staff and Knowledge Exchange

On Teams, 11.30 am on 10th December 2021


In this event you will learn about the growing focus on knowledge exchange in the sector, the forms knowledge exchange takes and how to engage or capture input. We will outline the findings of a recent publication ‘The Role of Technicians in Knowledge Exchange’ and what they mean to technical staff at Warwick.

The session will be led by Professor Kerry Kirwan, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), with an overview of KE, examples from our technical community and Warwick’s strategy, followed by an overview of the recommendations from Dr Ian Hancox and a Q&A session. The event will be hosted on Teams. Please register below and an invite will be sent.

Further information:

Knowledge exchange (KE) is about enhancing the contribution higher education makes to the economy and society. The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and Knowledge Exchange Concordat (KE Concordat) act as drivers for the sector on capturing their contributions to KE and committing to development around KE.

A recent report by Research Consulting, Technician Commitment, UKRI and MI TALENT highlighted the value of technical staff in delivering and enabling KE through public engagement, access to facilities and involvement in the creation of IP. Until this report, the role of technical staff in KE has been rarely documented and although their contribution to KE is of vital importance, it is rarely externally celebrated or showcased. The report makes eight recommendations based on the findings to ensure both institutional and sector-wide visibility and recognition of the role of technical staff in KE, and increased understanding of KE amongst the technical community to ensure a connected and thriving knowledge exchange ecosystem

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