Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland: Policy, Practice, Impact Conference

KT Scotland Conference Programme 2010

Conference delegates attended the keynote plenary sessions and selected parallel sessions themed under the main categories of Health, Wealth, Environment and Culture. The conference exhibition, adjunct workshops, buffet lunch and refreshment breaks further facilitated networking and participation.

Video Clips

  • KT Conference Summary by Quentin Cooper, BBC (sorry, video no longer avaialble)
  • Communicating your research by Vivienne Parry (presenter Tomorrow's World), (sorry, video no longer avaialble)


2010 Conference Programme - Friday 23 April 2010

Time Conference Session
09.00 Registration and Coffee
Plenary Session

Prof Alan Miller, Deputy Principal Research & KT, Heriot-Watt University
Welcome to KT Scotland: Policy and Practice 2010

Aims and Objectives
Quentin Cooper, BBC Radio 4


Scotland and KT: developing KT policy

  • Mr Laurence Howells, Senior Director: Skills, Research & Knowledge Exchange, Scottish Funding Council
    Download presentation (1.67MB, PPT)
  • Mr Paul Lewis, Managing Director: Industries, Research and Policy, Scottish Enterprise
    Download presentation (3.8MB, PPT)
  • Dr Graeme Reid, Deputy Director, Economic Impact, Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Government
    Download presentation (3.72MB, PPT)
11.15 Parallel Discussion Session 1

Health 1: Using evidence to influence public health decision making
Chair: Dr Ewan Chirnside, Director, Knowledge Transfer Centre, University of St Andrews

  • Prof John Frank, Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
    Download presentation (545KB, PPT)
  • Ms Sally Haw, Senior scientific Adviser, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
    Download presentation (2.37MB, PPT)
  • Dr Peter Craig, Programme Manager for the MRC Public Health Sciences Research Network
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Wealth 1: International institutional approaches to promoting innovation
Chair: Dr Stuart Fancey, Assistant Director, Research Innovation and Global Engagement Group, Scottish Funding Council

  • Prof MJ Soileau, Vice President, Research and Commercialisation, and Professor of Optics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at CREOL, University of Central Florida
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  • Mr Harald Egner, Strategy and European Relations for the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing, Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Mrs Gillian McFadzean for: Dr Pat Frain Director of NovaUCD, Dublin, Ireland
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Environment 1: Sustainability and climate change
Chair: Mr Mervyn Jones, Chairman, Aquamarine Power Ltd

  • Prof Martin Siegert, Head, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Climate Change Centre
    Download presentation (1.32MB, PPT)
  • Mr Arnold Black, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability KTN
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Culture 1: Cultural Exchange in the Arts
Chair: Prof John Caughie, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow

  • Prof Shearer West, Director of Research for the Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Ms Alison Turnbull, Head of Research and Standards, Museums and Galleries Scotland
    Download presentation (180KB, PPT)
12.15 Exhibition and Lunchtime Video Session

Prof Mary Walshok, Associate Vice-Chancellor, Public Programs, University of California, San Diego, USA
See presentation (online)


Plenary Addresses: UK strategies and support for KT

  • Mr Iain Ritchie, Entrepreneur, Connect Scotland
    Download presentation (12.8MB, PPT)
  • Ms Alice Frost, Policy Head for Business and Community, Higher Education Funding Council for England
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14.00 Parallel Discussion Session 2

Health 2: Regional Health Initiatives
Chair: Mrs Morven Cameron, Director of Research, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

  • Prof Alasdair Munro, Director of the Centre for Health Science, Inverness
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  • Prof Alasdair Mort, University of Aberdeen Rural Digital Economy Hub
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  • Mr David Chapman, Business Development Manager, University of the Highlands and Islands
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Wealth 2: Open Innovation
Chair: Prof David Gani, Deputy Principal, External Affairs and Advancement, University of Strathclyde


Environment 2: Energy and Environment - entrepreneurship and innovation
Chair: Prof Simon Stewart, Head, Heriot-Watt Institute of Petroleum Engineering


Culture 2: Creativity, Design and Innovation

  • Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Head of School of Design, Glasgow School of Art
    Download presentation (93.6MB, PPT)
  • Prof Alison Harley, Head of School of Textiles & Design at Heriot-Watt University
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  • Ms Mel Woods, Programme Director for Postgraduate Studies in Art & Media at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
    Download presentation (4.11MB, PPT)
15.00 Tea & Coffee
15.30 Parallel Discussion Session 3

Health 3: Interdisciplinary research stimulating health technology innovation
Chair: Prof Nigel Brown, Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering, University of Edinburgh


Wealth 3: UK models for academia-industry interaction
Chair: Prof Ian Underwood, School of Engineering & Electronics, University of Edinburgh


Environment 3: Environmental change and policy
Chair: Prof James Mair, Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Heriot-Watt University

  • Dr Simon Jackman Head of KE, Natural Environment Research Council
  • Dr Ron Stagg Deputy Director, Research & Science Directorate, Scottish Government
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  • Prof David Paterson Head of School of Biology, University of St Andrews
    Download presentation (18.7MB, PPT)

Culture 3: Knowledge Exchange in Humanities and Social Sciences
Chair: Prof April McMahon, Vice Principal, Planning, Resources and Research Policy, University of Edinburgh

  • Ms Joanne McPake Vice-Dean Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill
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  • Ms Sarah Morton, Co-Director, Centre for Research in Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh
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16.30 Ask the Panel

Q&A facilitated by Quentin Cooper

  • Prof Alan Miller, Deputy Principal, Research & KT, Heriot-Watt University
  • Prof MJ Soileau, Vice President, Research & Commercialisation, University of Central Florida
  • Mr Harald Egner, Strategy & European Relations, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing, Engineering & Automation IPA, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Mr John Neilson, Director, Research Base, UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • Prof Nigel Brown, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof April McMahon, Vice Principal, Planning, Resources and Research Policy, University of Edinburgh

Poster Prize Winner and Conference Close
Poster Prize Competition Winner announced

Conference Close
Prof Alan Miller, Heriot-Watt University

Wine reception with musical accompaniment