Following on from the success of the 2009 Knowledge Transfer conference hosted by Kingston University at Hampton Court, staff from Enterprise Support were recently invited to share their knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship expertise with a symposium at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Executive Director of Enterprise Deborah Lock, Head of Enterprise Education Martha Mador, Head of Knowledge Transfer Charlene Edwards, and International Office Manager Soon Lee, all attended the event. The symposium, The Craft of Engagement, sought to engage policy-makers, academics and knowledge transfer staff in a dialogue about what knowledge transfer should mean for Hong Kong.
Deborah spoke about UK perspectives on knowledge transfer; effective exchange among research, commercial and public sector partners; collaboration with SMEs; and talent management and impact.
There was a strong emphasis on the arts and humanities at the symposium. Charlene discussed knowledge transfer in the arts at Kingston, notably the partnership with Hampton Court Palace which refreshed knowledge and representations of Henry VIII.
Martha shared details of Kingston's entrepreneurship schemes, the economic and social impact of entrepreneurship in the UK, and the knowledge transfer elements in her work.
The hosts commented on the success of the symposium in raising awareness of knowledge transfer; further collaborations with Kingston will follow.