FCE awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

FCE Zero Carbon

We are pleased to announce that after many months in the planning FCE Projects Ltd has been successful in winning an Innovate UK fund to support a management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Liverpool John Moores University’s Business School, to deliver a 2-year business transformation project that will set us on our course for becoming net zero carbon ‘business as usual’ by 2030.

What is a KTP?

KTPs aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills within the UK knowledge base.

KTPs are funded by UKRI through Innovate UK with the support of co-funders, including the Scottish Funding Council, Welsh Government, Invest Northern Ireland, Defra and BEIS. Innovate UK manages the KTP programme and facilitates its delivery through a range of partners including KTN, Knowledge Bases and Businesses. Each partner plays a specific role in the support and delivery of the programme.

Tell us a bit more about the project?

The project will be delivered by a newly appointed Associate, under the title of Business Transformation Manager, and shall be employed by LJMU. Dr Natalie Marguet from the university’s Business School shall supervise the Associate alongside our CSR Director, Tim Whitehill.

We aim to make the appointment of the associate by July 2021, after which point the project will start.

Tim Whitehill commented, “This is great opportunity for our firm. We are truly passionate about becoming net zero carbon ‘business as usual’ by 2030. It is at the very top of our business focus for the next decade. Being able to work with the university’s Business School will give us access to a great wealth of knowledge and support at a very critical stage in our zero-carbon journey.”

Dr Natalie Marguet further commented, “At the university, we relish every opportunity to apply our business and management research into industrial practice. It is the precise aim of the KTP to enable academia and industry to come together, to solve real world problems, and to develop new knowledge in our pursuits. We are really looking forward to working with FCE over the next 2 years.”

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