The 'Supporting Innovation in the NI Retail Sector through KTP' is a part-government funded initiative to help retailers access the expertise, knowledge and technology required to address challenges in this sector; improving competitiveness, productivity and performance as a result.
An information session to provide greater detail on the initiaitive is being held at Invest NI, Bedford Square, Belfast on Thursday 16 May at 2.00 pm. Further details can be found at the following link: KTP Retail Call .
We have five current vacancies for graduates from various disciplines including Mechanical Engineering and Architecture/Civil Engineering. With fantastic benefits including financial support for training and development, the opportunity to register for a higher degree and the opportunity to work on a real project with important, tangible benefits, hurry now to www.qub.ac.uk/jobs for more information and to apply!
To increase the number of business-led, technology-based KTPs involving knowledge transfer within its identified priority areas, the Technology Strategy Board will seek to stimulate participation through a series of 'targeted calls' for proposals. Current calls are for the following areas:
Click here to read a WIBNI article published this week that describes how KTP can improve your company's competitiveness, productivity and profitability.
Two KTP at QUB Associates have been named as Business Leaders of Tomorrow at the KTP 2012 Awards event in London. David Sandford, whose project is with Hughes Insurance and the School of Mathematics and Physics, and David Quinn, who worked on a partnership between Macrete Ireland Ltd and the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, were two of only five individuals to receive the prestigious title this year. Their achievements provide further evidence of the benefits to all partners from collaborating with the University through KTP.
Congratulations are also extended to the partnership between Seven Technologies Ltd and the Northern Ireland Technology Centre at QUB, whose project was selected as best NI partnership at an awards event in September and therefore shortlisted for best UK partnership.
Full information can be found in this press release.
At an event held on Thursday 20 September to celebrate regional KTP success, a Queen's partnership between Lisburn-based engineering company Seven Technologies Ltd and the Northern Ireland Technology Centre at QUB, was named NI's regional award winner for 2012. This successful KTP will now represent the region at the national KTP awards in 2013. A full press release can be read here.
In addition to this award, two QUB KTP Associates were announced as winners of prestigious Business Leader of Tomorrow awards. The two Associates are David Sandford, whose KTP is with Hughes Insurance working in partnership with the School of Mathematics and Physics, and David Quinn, whose KTP was with Macrete Ireland Ltd and the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering.