LJMU receives NW Region KTP award
06 December 2011
LJMU receives NW Region KTP award at the Innovate 11 exhibition in London.
LJMU Reader Alan Wall (the KTP lead academic) received the KTP award with Steve Lewis and Sheryl Hurst from Risktec Solutions. This Knowledge Transfer Partnership was selected as the top NW KTP out of all the KTP partnerships in the north west region by an independent panel. They also participated in a competition with the other top 4 KTPs in the country for the national award as top KTP. This was held at the Innovate 11 exhibition in London - organised by the Technology Strategy Board.
Risktec Solutions Ltd, an independent and specialist risk management consulting and training company, is currently providing the teaching for postgraduate level courses in LJMU's School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations. The KTP has focused on developing unique programmes in Risk and Safety Management, up to MSc level. Current clients include students from prestigious organisations in the defence and nuclear sectors. The programme is mainly delivered by Risktec's consultants, who are all practicing risk professionals and is validated by LJMU. The project has been graded as 'Outstanding'.
The KTP associate Roisin Smyth completed an MPhil along with the KTP. The LJMU team of academics involved in the KTP project , Dr Wall and Professors Wang and Jenkinson, are part of the Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (LOOM) based in the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations.
For further information contact Dr Wall, email: email@example.com or ext: 2493
Pictured: Back row (l to r): Mark Glover, Head of SBRI, Technology Strategy Board; Debbie Buckley-Golder, Head of Knowledge Exchange, Technology Strategy Board; Clare Lindsay, KTP Programme Manager, Technology Strategy Board; Ian Shott, Shott Consulting Limited, Technology Strategy Board Governing Board.
Front row (l to r): Steve Lewis, Director, Risktec Solutions Ltd., (KTP industrial supervisor); Sheryl Hurst, Risktec Solutions Ltd, (KTP technical lead); Dr Alan Wall, Reader, LJMU (KTP lead academic supervisor).