LJMU and Risktec Solutions partner for second time
16 May 2012
LJMU and Risktec Solutions Ltd have secured funding for a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in Knowledge Management.
It is five years since the first KTP between Risktec and the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations saw the successful development of a new training arm for the company. As a result of the KTP, Risktec now offers postgraduate training in Risk and Safety Management, validated up to MSc level which is a unique sector offering. Not only was the resulting product a huge commercial success, the KTP collaboration won the North West regional award.
This second KTP, which commences in June, will see the company partnering with Liverpool Business School on a 6 month project, led by Dr Mouzughi, Principal Lecturer and leading Academic in the field of Knowledge Management.
The focus of the KTP will be to assist the company to harness and embed state-of-the-art knowledge management practices across the organisation, with the ultimate aim of improving operating efficiency and technical quality. This will be achieved through the development of a knowledge management process that works effectively in Risktec's business environment and creates visibility and a consistency of approach across the organisation.
Greg Davidson, Technical Director at Risktec Solutions Ltd, commented:
"After such a successful KTP project to develop our training and education business, we are delighted to be working in partnership with LJMU again to deliver this Shorter KTP project. Our joint aim is to make a step-change in how knowledge is perceived and utilised throughout our business."
Susan Suttle, KTP Manager at LJMU added:
"I am delighted that LJMU and Risktec have yet again been successful in their bid for KTP funding. The company's first KTP with the School of Engineering, not only surpassed original expectations, but created the foundation for establishing a long-term partnership between LJMU and Risktec in the form of a multi-year collaborative partnership agreement. This new project, involving different areas of expertise within LJMU, will be highly challenging but beneficial for both partners and will no doubt show again that academic rigour applied in a commercial setting can bring about real tangible business benefit."
For further information about KTPs please contact Susan Suttle, call: 0151 231 8056 or email: S.E.Suttle@ljmu.ac.uk