Jim is the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for the East of Scotland, responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships between businesses and academia. Jim has extensive economic development and policy experience at the public sector/ academia/ industry interface gained principally within the Scottish Government.
The KTP programme promotes business led, open innovation by connecting companies with academic expertise to enable them to grow their business. Jim looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. Jim also maintains relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.
Jim is the KTA for the following institutions: Angus College; Edinburgh College of Art; Edinburgh Napier University; The University of Edinburgh; Heriot-Watt University; Moredun Research Institute; Perth College; Queen Margaret University; Royal Botanic Garden; Scottish Agricultural College; Scottish Crop Research Institute; University of St Andrew’s; Stevenson College; and the University of Stirling.