SUPA KT’s mission is to increase commercial engagement between SUPA and industry. This will generate revenue for SUPA and will allow commercial exploitation of research to the benefit of the economy of Scotland and beyond.
Our method of working involves both a Strategic and Programme-led approach: Our Strategic work is based on a “market-pulled” strategy. We have identified certain industrial market sectors for which the R&D in SUPA may have significance; we investigate those sectors, map the state-of-the-art and develop contacts with companies world-wide in order to identify and understand opportunities arising from un-met needs of industry where SUPA R&D might confer a commercial competitive advantage. We inform, encourage and assist research groups to work with industrial partners to address these commercial opportunities through collaborative or contract research and development. Our Programme tasks are defined by external funding bodies. We presently have 4 funded programmes:
SUPA Industry Placement Scheme
SUPA has funds available to finance 6 month placement of early-stage SUPA researchers in companies, both in the UK and overseas. The first call closers on 31st January 2013 and future calls will be made at 6 monthly intervals over four years. Full details can be downloaded (pdf / doc).
The aim of the scheme is to:
The scheme is for: