NMIS Insights

Connecting manufacturers with the right channels and funding partners - an introduction to the Knowledge Transfer Network

NMIS Insights is a series of online and face-to-face seminars from the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)

NMIS and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are close collaborators, with KTN helping manufacturers to improve their processes and productivity by connecting them to the right partners and the right funding channels from Innovate UK and other sources. 

But how does this look in practice and what are the real benefits that it can bring your business? 

During this webinar, held in partnership with the KTN's manufacturing team, we explore how it can help companies like yours, including a real-world example from Johnstons of Elgin, which received help to develop a ‘fluffiness’ measurement for its luxury cashmere brand, ultimately boosting its productivity. 


Abi is part of the manufacturing team in KTN.  Helping manufacturers to innovate and innovators to manufacture, Abi makes targeted links to the right knowledge, partners, facilities and funding with a view to driving productivity and economic growth. 

Jim is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships between businesses and academia.  Jim has extensive economic development and policy experience within the public sector, academia, industry interface gained principally within the Scottish Government. 

Part of the management team of one of Scotland's most exciting luxury textile manufacturers, Chimaeze steers innovative change, drives adoption of new technologies and manages the vertical process from raw fibre to finished goods, bringing technical assistance and continuous improvement activity.

David is both Business Development Lead for the forging incremental technologies team and Knowledge Transfer Partnership representative for the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) which is a specialist technology centre within NMIS. David develops relationships by acting as a bridge and facilitator to de-risk and find support mechanisms for the generation of novel approaches to complex manufacturing problems and innovations for companies of all sizes. 

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Dates & Venues

DateTuesday 19 May 2020
LocationOnline - via WebEx
Duration11:30 - 12:30