Commercial and Business Programmes Manager (KTP)
Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN, UK
Sophie develops and manages Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects. She runs a portfolio of programmes with different organisations and a variety of different academic teams from concept through to completion. Sophie develops KTPs by collaborating with academics, companies and graduates; facilitating and assisting the development of projects and with the preparation of proposals and submissions.
Sophie supports approved KTPs by assisting in:
- The creation of IP and contract agreements
- Managing and advising the recruitment process for KTP associates
- Managing the post award project and financial programme aspects
- Providing further support for both the personal and professional development of KTP associates
Sophie re-joined the University in 2017. Prior to this she worked in a variety of environment and sustainability roles across different sectors in the South West; most recently focussing on sustainability at South West Water. Sophie previously worked for the University as Business Engagement Manager within the Centre for Business and Climate Solutions, an ERDF-funded project which helped SMEs across the region to reduce their carbon emissions and adapt to climate change. She started her career with the University as the associate on a three-year KTP project focussing on energy/carbon management and circular economy principles in manufacturing.