What is Knowledge Exchange?
Knowledge Exchange is generally recognised as a two-way process where academics/universities and companies, organisations and individuals share learning, ideas and experience. By encouraging collaboration and creating dialogues between different sectors, Knowledge Exchange can help all kinds of academic research to influence policy, practice and business and to play a wider role in the public sphere.
What are the benefits of Knowledge Exchange?
It is recognised that Knowledge Exchange initiatives can inform and improve the quality and relevance of academic research, enabling researchers to understand the needs of research users and to apply their expertise to policy, practice, business and social environments.
In turn, it is also recognised that being able to access experts, cutting edge research, and innovative ideas can be enormously valuable not just economically but socially and culturally too. When exchanged well, research can positively impact upon policy and practice, generating fascinating content, products and approaches that in turn can enhance organisational creativity, performance and productivity.
My company is interested in finding out about more about how it can work with universities. Can you help?
By all means, get in touch with us. It would be useful if you can give us some short specific details about what it is that you need or wish to achieve. Send us an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you
Could you help us to find user-friendly academic experts that we might be able to use for media content?
Yes we would be happy to help, given a reasonable time scale.
How do we become a member of The Culture Capital Exchange and what are the benefits?
Please see here for further details.
Our institution is not based in London. Is membership open to non-London based organisations?
Yes. We are very interested in hearing from universities in other parts of the UK so do get in touch with Sally Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to find out more.
Is membership of The Culture Capital Exchange only open to Higher Education institutions?
Whilst we are currently a member organisation made up of Higher Education institutions, we are happy to hear from organisations and the cultural and creative sectors as well as other business sectors who may be interested in our Affiliate Membership packages.
How can I keep informed about your activities?
The Culture Capital Exchange produces a free monthly e-newsletter. You can subscribe to the e-newsletter here. We also have an ever changing website with content about events at our Universities.
Can you list our activities in your e-newsletter?
We have a policy of only listing our members’ activities.
Can my company access funding from a university to undertake in-house research?
No, it would not be usual for a university to financially support non-academic research. However, there are various Knowledge Exchange initiatives that might be of relevance for the work you wish to undertake.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) have a Knowledge Exchange Portal that you may find helpful at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/ktportal/Pages/home.aspx
I am an academic and I am keen to work with a cultural institution and/or business. Can you help?
Do you undertake consultancy work?
In the past we have in collaboration with our members, delivered pieces of research for organisations including Arts Council of England. We are always happy to talk about research and/or consultancy opportunities that we may be able to help with.
How do you programme the Inside Out Festival?
We actively solicit ideas for activities from across our members and encourage a highly diverse range of content.
We are interested in being involved in the Inside Out Festival. How might we go about that?
We work with many cultural venue based organisations to make Inside Out happen and we are happy to talk with cultural organisations and companies that might like to be involved in hosting events or sponsoring the festival. Please contact us if you want to talk further.
How do I book tickets for The Culture Capital Exchange and Inside Out Festival events?
You can mostly book tickets for TCCE’s events and Inside Out Festival events through our websites. If not, an alternative mode of booking will be given.