Invited Speaker: John Cass

Unlocking Knowledge Transfer - experiences from the Creative Industries KTN


The Creative Industries KTN, one of the youngest of the UK's fifteen Knowledge Transfer Networks, has grown rapidly from its start three years ago to become the largest KTN with over 5000 members nationwide and has seen its membership initiate nearly 20m of innovation projects in that time.

This presentation will share some of our research and learnings about growing Knowledge Transfer in particular for the Creative Industries, as well as some of the novel approaches and techniques we have adopted and our vision for how we can go even further in the coming years.

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John is Director of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network, an initiative he helped set up three years ago. With over two decades of international experience in the interface between technology innovation, creativity and design, he has worked for Imperial College London, IBM Research and Eidos Technologies in the UK, Philips Electronics in the Netherlands and he has taught at Master's level in the International Design School in Seoul, Korea. John's primary interest is to enable innovation by bringing together technology research, creative insight and business potential. He is a Fellow of the RSA, holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Cambridge University and a Masters in Design from the Royal College of Art.

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