dot.rural Criteria in Support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships March 2012

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Criteria in Support of

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

March 2012


Background

dot.Rural

Digital Economy Hub have obtained £11.5M funding from RCUK via
EPSRC. This funding is used to develop digital
solutions aimed

at supporting rural
communities and economies throughout the UK. Part of this funding is now being
made available for
KTP
and we
are looking to support in the region of
1
8 shared
funded projects

over the next 2 years

dot.Rural wish to use this money to co
-
sponsor the maximum number of KTPs
possible but would consider single funding where the potential partnership
fully
meets the cri
teria

and no other joint
funding organisations

are available.

Partner Criteria

The company partner may

be

in any location throughout the UK, any HE Institution
may partner, however at least one academic from The University of Aberdeen must
be involved

and their input may be sub
-
contracted through the main KB partner
.

Applications from both SMEs and large companies will be considered.
A large
company would have a strategic vision and plan for how it would involve its supply
chain companies in the KTPs
.

Project lengths

Lengths of projects can be flexible
between 12

to 36 months with a preference for 18
months or 2 years
.

Areas of interest

The areas of interest that dot.Rural wish to fund would support partnerships working:




Healthcare



Transport



Enterprise and Culture



Natural Environment


In particular dot.Rural would wish to sponsor partnerships which addressed the
following issues:



Linked open data and the Semantic Web



Provenance & Information Quality



Trust and Reputation Systems



Natural
Language Generation Tools



Intelligent Decision Support Tools



Internet of Things



Satellite Communications (inc Broadband)



Application process

EPSRC will require any applications to be made using the existing KTP processes
being managed by the Technology Str
ategy Board. Expressions of Interest are
required

to
go through

the
appropriate
KTP

Regional

Adviser who will
identify
d
ot
.
Rural and other joint funders as appropriate and
make recommendation
s

to
PAG
/Technology Strategy Board
.



We recommend that staff
within the University of Aberdeen become involved early in
developing the EOI and seek agreement for support from
d
ot
.
Rural at this early
stage. KTP Advisers can then subsequently upload the EOI to the Portal, identifying
d
ot
.
Rural and any other suitable Funding Organisation, but the EOI does not have to
be considered
/reviewed

by
d
ot Rural at this later stage.

Adviser are requested to
make clear what discussions have taken place with dot.Rural by providing
information within t
he online EOI process.

Other issues

All funding must be drawn down prior to 31/10/2014. This may require that in some
joint funded partnerships dot.Rural funding is drawn down over the first year. The
funds will be administered through The University of Ab
erdeen similarly to the
CTA/KTA mechanism.



March 2012