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Continuing with the series of speakers’ panels on topics from the SME forum held last June the Henley Business School together with the Knowledge Transfer Centre brings SMEs an insight into how a knowledge transfer partnership can boost business performance.
Third in the series of speakers’ panel events for SME businesses
Continuing with the series of speakers’ panels on topics from the SME forum held last June the Henley Business School together with the Knowledge Transfer Centre brings SMEs an insight into how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership can boost business performance.
We are pleased to announce the third speakers’ panel titled ‘Boosting Business Performance with a Knowledge Transfer Partnership’ which is to be held on Monday 16 February 2015 at Henley Business School starting at 17.30.
There is increasing interest among SMEs in drawing on the knowledge and expertise of universities and establishing relationships that will help them grow their businesses whilst at the same time providing universities with the potential to develop business relevant teaching and research and identifying research themes that will directly impact society and the economy.
Many SMEs have seen their businesses benefit in tangible ways and there is the view that all SMEs with ambitions to grow rapidly should consider a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
The event brings together a group of speakers from SMEs which have a KTP. Each speaker will share their experience and address some of the common questions being asked by SMEs including ‘why did you choose a KTP?’, ‘how has the KTP helped boost your business performance’ and ‘who can benefit by a KTP?’
Kicking off the event will be a presentation on ‘The value of a KTP to a SME’ by Susan Matos, Head of the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Reading.
The speakers which include Mark Ashwell, Managing Director Trade Mark Windows, Karen Ovenden, Co-Founder and Operations Director at Hireserve and Chris Fifield, Technical Manager Safe Training Systems & STS Instruments will share their experience of how a KTP helped boost their businesses and also answer questions. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Susan Matos.
This event will help answer the questions that you’ve always wanted answered and importantly get you connected and networking with participants and peers.
The next speakers’ panel ‘Successfully Hiring and Developing Staff’ is on Wednesday 25 March 2015.
Henley Business School expects that these speaker panels will help make a difference to SMEs in their pursuit of growth and demonstrate that collaboration with the University of Reading can have a transformative effect on SMEs.
The University of Reading is committed to work with the SME community in the Thames Valley Region for mutual benefit.
In partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Business Growth Hub and Santander
Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub The Growth Hub offers a new way of working to Berkshire's high growth businesses.
Backed by Government it provides a single gateway for ambitious businesses who are seeking the information, guidance, support, expertise, finance, knowledge and experience they need to scale up and grow, boost performance and find new ways of working.
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