Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange


Working collaboratively we can help your organisation
to unlock its potential in several ways:

Services Offered

We provide specialist academic time, knowledge and expertise to work on a specific issue or business project that you have identified.Our collaborative projects and data exchange services include;

Placements

Do you have a one-off project around Data Analytics which would benefit your organisation and that requires skills your organisation does not have?

Our placement scheme can help. This allows an undergraduate or postgraduate student or a researcher from our Centre to work in your organisation for up to three months on a specific project. We are also happy to host your staff in our Centre to work on your project if the nature of the project requires it. For more information contact Alex Beaumont, our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.



Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers

Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIV) allow you to work with one of the researchers from the Centre on a specific project which is of interest to your organisation. Help from our researchers may include advice on how to embed data analytics into your processes (i.e. for marketing or the management of the supply chain) or learning more about specific data analysis techniques.

To qualify for innovation vouchers you will have to meet the following criteria:

• You need to be either a small or medium-sized business located in the UK or a local government

• The idea that you want help with should be a challenge for your organisation that means you require specialist help

• Your idea should involve data analytics

• Your idea may help your organisation to grow

You can apply for our innovation vouchers at anytime, with vouchers being awarded once every three months. If you have passed our eligibility checks, you can then select the university and researcher you want to work with. If you are unsure of the process or who to choose we can help you.

The work has to take place within six months of the vouchers being awarded and a short report on the work undertaken once completed will need to be available to publish online.

Find out more about our DAIV scheme and download the application form (docx 53KB). If you have any queries or would like to talk through a potential project please contact Alex Beaumont.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Collaborative projects or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a national scheme aiming to support UK businesses who want to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available at UK universities.

KTPs provide solutions to a specific strategic issue. Projects usually focus on a problem in a key area of your business, such as product R&D or developing new management processes.

Contact Alex Beaumont to discuss the benefits that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership could bring to your organisation.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are sponsored by Innovate UK, Research Councils and a number of other bodies. Sponsors fund:

• 67% of the project costs for an SME

• 50% of the project costs for large companies



Case Studies

Cambridge IP

This project has been funded by InnovateUK under the 'Data Exploration' call. Professor Fasli (CSEE, Essex) leads the project with the support of Professor Sena (Essex).

In this KTP we are collaborating with Cambridge IP, an innovation and intellectual property consultancy firm, to develop a new model to extract semantic information from their patent documents. We will develop semantic-based techniques that will make use of lexical linguistic ontologies with the selected datasets to further improve information retrieval.

Smart Networked Environments and Colchester Borough Council

This project is funded by InnovateUK under the recent 'reimagining the High Street, Phase 1' call. It is led by Dr Salhi (Mathematics, Essex) with the support of Professor Sena (Essex).

The purpose of this project is to explore the feasibility of consolidating existing town information provision via the development of a unified platform. The platform will provide a single point of entry for High Street users to information which will enhance thir experience of the town centre and promote efficient and sustainable access to High Street areas. The platform will promote the High Street as a conduit to the town centre core area and help to retain footfall and encourage a longer dwell time which leads to increased spending (town loyalty).

Using data to understand customer behaviour

Helping businesses gain a better understanding of their customers is the idea behind this special project involving statisticians and computer scientists from Essex.

Via an innovative three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), experts at Essex are working with data science consultancy Profusion to use statistical methods and data analytics to develop an enhanced understanding of customer behaviour which then drives better customer experiences.

Knowledge Exchange


Working collaboratively we can help your organisation to unlock its potential in several ways:

Services Offered

We provide specialist academic time, knowledge and expertise to work on a specific issue or business project that you have identified.Our collaborative projects and data exchange services include;

  • Secure data storage and safe access
  • Data analytics training
  • Research led projects
  • Academic student/staff placements
  • Data analytics innovation voucher (DAIV)
  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)

Placements

Do you have a one-off project around Data Analytics which would benefit your organisation and that requires skills your organisation does not have?

Our placement scheme can help. This allows an undergraduate or postgraduate student or a researcher from our centre to work in your organisation for up to three months on a specific project. We are also happy to host your staff in our Centre to work on your project if the nature of the project requires it. For more information contact Alex Beaumont, our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.




Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers

Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIV) allow you to work with one of the researchers from the Centre on a specific project which is of interest to your organisation. Help from our researchers may include advice on how to embed data analytics into your processes (i.e. for marketing or the management of the supply chain) or learning more about specific data analysis techniques.

To qualify for innovation vouchers you will have to meet the following criteria:

• You need to be either a small or medium-sized business located in the UK or a local government

• The idea that you want help with should be a challenge for your organisation that means you require specialist help

• Your idea should involve data analytics

• Your idea may help your organisation to grow

You can apply for our innovation vouchers at anytime, with vouchers being awarded once every three months. If you have passed our eligibility checks, you can then select the university and researcher you want to work with. If you are unsure of the process or who to choose we can help you.

The work has to take place within six months of the vouchers being awarded and a short report on the work undertaken once completed will need to be available to publish online.

Find out more about our DAIV scheme and download the application form (docx 53KB). If you have any queries or would like to talk through a potential project please contact Alex Beaumont.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Collaborative projects or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a national scheme aiming to support UK businesses who want to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available at UK universities.

KTPs provide solutions to a specific strategic issue. Projects usually focus on a problem in a key area of your business, such as product R&D or developing new management processes.

Contact Alex Beaumont to discuss the benefits that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership could bring to your organisation.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are sponsored by Innovate UK, Research Councils and a number of other bodies. Sponsors fund:

• 67% of the project costs for an SME

• 50% of the project costs for large companies



Case Studies

Cambridge IP

This project has been funded by InnovateUK under the 'Data Exploration' call. Professor Fasli (CSEE, Essex) leads the project with the support of Professor Sena (Essex).

In this KTP we are collaborating with Cambridge IP, an innovation and intellectual property consultancy firm, to develop a new model to extract semantic information from their patent documents. We will develop semantic-based techniques that will make use of lexical linguistic ontologies with the selected datasets to further improve information retrieval.

Smart Networked Environments and Colchester Borough Council

This project is funded by InnovateUK under the recent 'reimagining the High Street, Phase 1' call. It is led by Dr Salhi (Mathematics, Essex) with the support of Professor Sena (Essex).

The purpose of this project is to explore the feasibility of consolidating existing town information provision via the development of a unified platform. The platform will provide a single point of entry for High Street users to information which will enhance their experience of the town centre and promote efficient and sustainable access to High Street areas. The platform will promote the High Street as a conduit to the town centre core area and help to retain footfall and encourage a longer dwell time which leads to increased spending (town loyalty).

Using data to understand customer behaviour

Helping businesses gain a better understanding of their customers is the idea behind this special project involving statisticians and computer scientists from Essex.

Via an innovative three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), experts at Essex are working with data science consultancy Profusion to use statistical methods and data analytics to develop an enhanced understanding of customer behaviour which then drives better customer experiences.