KTN Associates

Once a student is selected for one of our CASE PhD Studentships, they automatically become part of our KTN Associate programme.

Each KTN Associate is assigned a Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) who acts as their personal mentor. The KTM assesses, facilitates and monitors the Associate's individual training needs, as well discussing and advising on the wider commercial context of the research project.

By ensuring that our KTN Associates gain industry relevant skills and knowledge, and by providing them with opportunities to network with their peers and industry, we equip them to transfer their expertise and knowledge into industry.

Meet the KTN Associates

KTN Associate Profile: Emma Monagham

KTN Associate Emma Monagham is now close to finishing her University of Warwick and Quality Milk Management Services CASE studentship on “The bacterial ecology of the ruminant udder with particular references to ewes.” Her research focuses on the composition and development of bacterial...

KTN Associate Profile: Laura Beeson

Laura Beeson is a KTN Associate in her 3rd year at SRUC (Scotland's Rural College). She is currently working on an ‘Investigation of the possible health promoting modes of action of regular and supra-dosage of phytase in broilers'. So far during her PhD she has already written two 1st author...

KTN Associate Profile: Laura Corbin

KTN Associate Laura Corbin undertook her CASE studentship on “The application of genomic technologies to the horse” through a collaboration between The Roslin Institute and the Animal Health Trust, with the British Equestrian Federation as the industrial partner. On completion of her PhD,...

"I have had the great pleasure of being involved with the KTN's CASE studentship programme for several years, both as a industry expert on the assessment panel and through studentships awarded to Genus plc. The KTN adds real value to these awards, both for the student and for the industrial partner."

Dr Alan Mileham, Head of Genomics at Genus plc.

KTN's training programme

Over the 4 years of a CASE PhD Studentship KTN provides annual training covering:

  • IPR
  • Supply Chains
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Benchmarking
  • Business Models
  • Technology Impact
  • Technology Planning
  • Technology Acquisition
  • Maths for Biologists
  • Social Science for Biologists
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Influencing without Authority
  • Communicating Science
  • Ethics for Biologists