Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland: Policy, Practice, Impact Conference

Scottish Funding Council
Edinburgh University
Generous financial sponsorship has been received from the Scottish Funding Council, Vitae Scotland and Northern Ireland Hub, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

Welcome to KE Scotland 2012!

Researchers and Knowledge Transfer

Stimulating economic development, enhancing quality of life, contributing to cultural enrichment - all are potential benefits of "Knowledge Exchange", the two-way flow of ideas, expertise and people between the research base and wider users in Society. For researchers — especially early stage researchers — KE should provide an opportunity for them to both develop new skills and collaborations, and to capitalise on their research knowledge and findings in different sectors beyond academia. But how can researchers get involved with KE and how should we best be developing KE policy, practice and impact in Scotland?

KE Scotland – Policy, Practice, Impact

This was the fourth annual conference on KE designed specifically for Scotland's research community to address these and other research-KE related questions. It offers a forum to early stage researchers, research managers, KE practitioners, policy makers and research funders to come together to discuss the scope and potential of KE in Scotland, and be inspired about the skills researchers can develop and the impact they can have through the practice of KE. It will take place at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh on Friday 5th October 2012.


In addition to a wide range of expert speakers from key organisations involved with developing KE policy in Scotland and the rest of the UK — including the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government and BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) — this year's conference will feature a range of expert speakers from different academic fields and business and policy sectors on facilitation of KE. As usual, organisations offering funding and practical opportunities for researchers to engage in KE will also feature throughout the programme and the exhibition.