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Interdisciplinarity: Creativity in collaborative research approaches to enhance knowledge transfer

Coulter, Janet (2013) Interdisciplinarity: Creativity in collaborative research approaches to enhance knowledge transfer. In: Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2012 Series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 18. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2013, pp. 169-178. ISBN 978-3-642-34219-6 [Book section]

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URL: http://www.springer.com/engineering/computational+intelligence+and+complexity/book/978-3-642-34218-9

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34219-6_19

Abstract

This paper outlines how collaborative approaches were used to successfully generate research opportunities and enhance knowledge transfer in the development of new products. The researchers were drawn from across four disciplines within the University of Ulster and worked closely with an industrial partner to develop and test new approaches to the design and development of soft body armour. The paper highlights the drivers needed to support interdisciplinary collaboration and examines motivations for co-operation between industry and universities in the transfer, exchange and management of knowledge. A research project, highlighting two case studies demonstrate that design- and science-based partnerships can be successful in creating and transferring new knowledge.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Exchange, Innovation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Future and Virtual Worlds
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:21484
Deposited By: Ms Janet Coulter
Deposited On:12 Oct 2012 10:16
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:03

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