Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge transfer and exchange are a central part of the work of the CCRI. By disseminating our expertise into the wider community, we aim to help rural businesses, rural policy makers and rural communities. One effective vehicle of knowledge transfer is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). KTPs are partnerships between companies or public or voluntary bodies and academic institutions, such as the CCRI, that allow skills development in the organisation. A graduate employed by the CCRI works in the organisation and is jointly supervised by company personnel and a senior academic. Our most recent KTP will be a project working with the Two Rivers Housing Association in the Forest of Dean to introduce sustainable practices and technologies in the development, refurbishment and maintenance of the housing stock.