University of Hertfordshire

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership - the development of a Bespoke Enterprise Resource Planning System in the UK

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  • Betrand Ugorji
  • Bernadette Byrne
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation, Research and Innovation
EditorsFeng Tao
PublisherIACSIT Press
ISBN (Print)978-981-09-1981-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Event4th Int Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2014) - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 25 Sep 201426 Sep 2014


Conference4th Int Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2014)


Abstract. A Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme designed to enable businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. A KTP achieves this through the forming of a Partnership between a business and an academic institution. The aim is to enable businesses to access skills and expertise from academics and embed this knowledge in their businesses in order to develop the business. The knowledge sought is embedded into the business through a project, or projects, undertaken
by a recently qualified person (known as the Associate). Part funding is provided by the government towards the Associate’s salary and towards the release of an Academic supervisor who works a half a day a week at the company. KTPs can vary in length from 6 months to three years, depending on the needs of the business and the desired outcomes. Therefore a KTP enables new capability to be embedded into the business and has benefited and continues to benefit a wide range of businesses across many sectors in the UK, including micro
sized, small and large businesses across many sectors. This paper describes a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between the University of Hertfordshire and a small and medium sized enterprise (SME) based in Cambridgeshire, UK.

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