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Managing Effective Industry Knowledge Transfer within a Higher Education Context

Managing Effective Industry Knowledge Transfer within a Higher Education Context

Year: 2012

Section: Design Education and Industry

Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen

Author: Peter Ford, Philippa Davies

Series: E&PDE

Institution: De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Section: Design Education and Industry

Pages: 684-689

ISBN: 978-1-904670-36-0

Abstract

Effective knowledge transfer is essential in ensuring the successful development of products, but is the role of the different actors in this process clear? During the past 20 years De Montfort University (DMU) has supported in excess of 100 companies in the design and development of new products. Case study material has been produced to support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, placements for students have been established and a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) have been initiated and completed. Activities with Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Large Enterprises (LEs), design consultancies and KTPs, all in the Higher Education context, have provided DMU with considerable and multifaceted experiences relating to knowledge transfer in product design and new product development in both the public and private sectors. Based on these experiences this paper considers the nature of and the difficulties in ensuring effective knowledge transfer in the product design and new product development discipline, in a higher education context. This paper investigates knowledge transfer environments that support academics in gaining experience and providing design students and professionals with access to information from which to generate innovation. This paper explores the nature and importance of relationship building in the management of knowledge environments to enable effective knowledge transfer and uses a case study to illustrate this activity within the Higher Education Institution (HEI) context.

Keywords: Knowledge transfer, KTP, product design, knowledge creation, knowledge environment

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