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What is Knowledge Exchange?

Knowledge Exchange (KE) is all about how the university works with business and the wider community to share ideas, research and skills. Innovating new products and services, and helping people and businesses thrive and develop.

Here at Leeds Trinity, we use Research England's definition of Knowledge Exchange:

‘intellectual input from the institution through interaction with external partners, to achieve social and economic impact.’

In other words, KE conveys how knowledge and ideas move between the knowledge source (academics) and the potential users of that knowledge (the local community, businesses and other non-academics).

What kind of projects does Leeds Trinity get involved in?

Our academic researchers have worked on growth, regeneration, and public and community engagement projects, such as:

  • Consultancy training with the Supply Chain Academy
  • The Schools History Project
  • Training courses with BAe Systems
  • Research and innovation with Tinnitus sufferers
  • And many more...

Our Knowledge Exchange Team are happy to discuss potential new partnerships.

Get in touch today

If you have an idea or project you'd like some help with, please contact us.

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Knowledge Exchange Evaluations

In October 2020, we submitted our first Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), which is a formal assessment of how we, as a Higher Education Provider (HEP) serve the economy and society for the benefit of the local community, general public and businesses. We are currently awaiting our results.

In 2021 we are working towards submitting our first KE Concordat, which is an informal assessment which enables us to create an action plan for KE across the institution.

Supporting academics , researchers and partners

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator.

Sophie Jones-Tinsley

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Sophie supports academics in conducting, logging and evaluating Knowledge Exchange across the university. This information is used to inform the University's submissions to the Knowledge Exchange Framework and its KE action plan as part of the KE Concordat.

She presents opportunities from organisations to academics, to be considered and taken further; and, offers businesses and partners opportunities to work with academics to initiate new projects and partnerships.

If you are an academic or from potential partner organisation, please get in touch to discuss your needs at knowledgeexchange@leedstrinity.co.uk

For Knowledge Exchange ethics forms please see the KE Documents page.