Cultivating Innovate Knowledge Exchange (KE) Focussed Mind-sets (Learning Block 3)
Duration 1 day
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

of the Researcher Academy’s Training Programme on Developing Innovative, Enterprising, Knowledge Exchange (KE) Focussed Mind-sets

Target Audience: PGRs/ECRs/Technicians/Research staff 


A half day face-to-face workshop focussing on exploring, unpacking, unlocking, embracing and cultivating our fifth and final co-related innovation based cultures and mind-sets: Knowledge Exchange Focussed.

Innovation performance within Academia is often measured via a variety of different mechanisms, including information exchange, knowledge sharing, and resource provision, which are increasing in importance. Reducing information asymmetry, promoting knowledge transfer, and providing necessary resources help create an environment that fosters innovation, thus helping universities to capitalise on their intellectual assets and increase the impact and reach of generated research through knowledge exchange activities. Knowledge exchange amongst our own multidisciplinary researchers and externally with industry, community groups, public bodies and other organisations helps raise the profile of innovation management within the university.

This workshop aims to build KE awareness and capacity amongst delegates no matter their career direction, developing a pipeline of KE focussed and engaged professionals whether they stay on in Academia or engage with Higher Education as an external partner. Thereby underpinning the University’s drive to place Knowledge Exchange within its institutional mission.

Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from and share KE ideas with faculty based KE personnel, drawing together successful KE Stories from across all faculties. Delegates will also be offered the chance to express interest in securing a faculty based mentor to help progress an independently identified KE idea no matter its stage or infancy.

Note there is a requirement for delegates to:

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of developing complimentary Knowledge Exchange focussed mind-sets within innovative research active and academic environments
  • Explore drivers for KE, academic motivations and mechanisms that facilitate Knowledge exchange and impact.
  • Gain insight into the many facets of KE, stakeholders involved, its role in bringing people together to extend reach of research results; and successful KE stories drawn from across the University and its diverse fields of practice.
  • Recognise and explore own assumptions, preferences, personal values, perspectives, habits, reasoning, ways of thinking and behavioural attributes that may underpin or hold back your own knowledge exchange activities as a researcher or research collaborator
  • Consider insights gained to re-examine your own performance within innovative, KE focussed research-active environments as well as the direction of your own research project or KE activities.
  • Identify additional opportunities to build and develop relevant specialist knowledge and skill sets helping you work towards becoming a KE engaged practitioner, develop new Knowledge Exchange opportunities and build KE relationships and productive KE partnerships.

Important information: places are limited and offered to researchers on condition they commit to a series and sequence of 3 connected online and in person workshops. Those who do so will be awarded a certificate in Embracing an Innovative & KE Focussed Mind-set.

Delegates must sign up to all THREE interconnected learning blocks and associated workshops in either semester one OR semester two


Practical interactive workshops with some group based activities and post course reflection

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access seminar room
on campus (or) access computer room on campus
Attend the course at the specified
date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Researcher Academy courses are very popular, and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists, at present.

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.


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