Susan is the Director of the University of Reading’s (UoR’s) Knowledge Transfer Centre. She leads a team that supports and facilitates collaborations between university researchers and external partners, particularly SMEs. By providing tailored, high-level support throughout the entire process, Susan and her team boost innovation, enable projects to secure funding, and help companies to increase their competitiveness.
In addition to managing the Knowledge Transfer Centre and its team, Susan also directly scopes and supports a number of projects within UoR’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme (KTP). The KTP is a government-funded scheme that encourages companies, charities, and academic teams to work together on mutually beneficial projects. UoR’s KTP office is one of the most successful in the UK, running projects across multiple academic schools within the University. These projects deliver real benefits, often by enabling knowledge transfer through the employment of highly skilled University graduates.