Knowledge Exchange Hub

Farmer discussing innovation with research consultant

The Knowledge Exchange hub (KE hub) is a group within the University dedicated to providing dissemination of the latest information from peer-reviewed literature journals and performing further analysis and reporting based on academic data. The staff involved in data dissemination and analysis of project data and for project development are doctoral researchers with experience in performing academic research to a high standard. This core academic team is supported by media specialists for the creation of e-learning, website material, social media material and other multimedia engagement material.

 

How can the Knowledge Exchange Hub benefit your business?

KE Hub provides direct open access data, KE events, multimedia KE materials, science led guidance

The Hub has the capacity to;

  • Provide access to and analysis of information from cutting-edge worldwide peer-reviewed research - Which may often otherwise be behind paywalls

  • Synthesise literature reports to a high standard to help guide and support project development 

  • Produce Knowledge exchange materials in a variety of multimedia formats backed by doctoral research-led information synthesis

  • Analyse and synthesise reports from raw data collected through projects 

  • Provide knowledge-driven advice and feedback on project activities and ideas

How does science-based Knowledge Exchange work?

The following diagram shows the factors associated with the interaction between Science, Industry, Policy and the End user (where the end user could be farmers, contractors, specialists or the general public) in an attempt to demonstrate the pathways and circular nature of science-based knowledge exchange (and knowledge exchange in general)

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Current Projects

Farming Connect

Farming Connect Driving innovation by connecting research to practice

The KE hub has had a long-standing connection with the Welsh Government Rural Communities scheme Farming Connect which supports the development of a more professional, profitable and resilient land-based sector. It comprises an integrated programme of knowledge transfer, innovation and advisory services designed to deliver greater sustainability, improved competitiveness, and improved environmental performance to Wales. Priority areas for the project include; Climate Change, Biodiversity, Forestry, Red Meat, Dairy, Grassland, Arable, Horticulture, Organic Production, Pigs and Poultry. With cross-cutting policy themes of; Tackling Poverty, Future Generations, The Natural Environment, Animal Health and Welfare, Plant Health, New Entrants and Women and Health and Safety.

Biomass Connect

Biomass Connect - Part of the Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme

Biomass connect is part of a £36 million programme being funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s net zero innovation portfolio. The project aims to research the potential of increasing the production of sustainable UK biomass for clean energy. The project seeks to provide independent, efficacious and robust evidence and knowledge on biomass feedstock utilisation in the UK via the analysis of a series of hub site trial plots across the country. 

Staff Profiles

Staff working across the KE Hub team can be found below - Click the images for further information and contact details.

Farming Connect Team

Biomass Connect Team