Building on the Creative IDEAS project, we propose a new strategy for knowledge exchange in Lancaster University, which includes the creation of mechanisms to share our innovative knowledge exchange tools, the development of new approaches and tailoring of some of our 30 or so techniques specifically for dissemination across academic, local business and social-community groups. These stakeholders were selected for two key reasons;
- The intersection of academics, local businesses and local social groups is an area often neglected within Lancaster and FASS, this represents a ‘greater community’ that we should be looking to energise for mutual benefits.
- FASS has been successful in attracting 3 funded projects in the KE space, Catalyst, PROUD and The Creative Exchange, which look at citizen-led innovation, co-design in communities and mass-customisation respectively. New IDEAS offers the opportunity to link to, but also go beyond these projects. Focusing on the dissemination of KE mechanisms and approaches with the aim of seeding new KE activity that grows freely and independently of currently funded initiatives, increasing the amount and effectiveness of KE within and between the City and University. There is an especially strong opportunity to promote increased KE engagement within FASS as part of this process.