HaSCA acts as a portal for learning, collaboration and support to the health and social care sector. HaSCA unites Honorary Professors and world leading researchers, students, industry experts, communities and health and social care practitioners through shared knowledge, learning and innovation. Industry collaborations include industry focused services: clinical and non-clinical education, training and events.
HaSCA provides access to:
- Research and collaborations
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP's)
- Industry placements
- Industry Collaboration Zones (ICZs)
Research collaborations with HaSCA can help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the academic knowledge base. Partnership between your company and the University will enable you to access skills and expertise to help your company develop and succeed.
Research and Enterprise is one of the four underpinning strategies of the University’s Strategic Plan. The aim of the University’s Research and Enterprise is to develop, support and promote excellence with impact. Salford has a rich heritage and international reputation for working closely with both industry and the public sector in enterprise and research. Research at Salford brings a range of benefits to learning and teaching, informs our community engagement activities, and incorporates lively national and international partnerships.
Research & Enterprise
The University of Salford
Head of the Commercial and Technology Transfer unit
T: +44 (0) 161 295 4085
The University of Salford is a participant in the Government part funded programme: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), which aims to enable innovation in business. KTP involves forming a partnership between your company and the academic institute, enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your company develop. The Partnership recruits one or more suitably qualified graduates (KTP Associates) to facilitate this transfer of skills and expertise. The Associate works in your company on a project central to your needs and is jointly supervised by you and the academic partner
Case Study – Scholl, Reckitt Benckiser
Scholl, one of the power brands of Reckitt Benckiser, has a long history of developing foot health products, based on expert knowledge of the foot anatomy and environment. Working in partnership with the University, Reckitt Benckiser identified an opportunity to improve their knowledge of feet through an improved understanding of foot skin. This included not only the general make-up of the skin, but the interaction between foot mechanics, foot environment and foot skin.
The University of Salford
KTP Development Manager
T: +44 (0) 161 295 5173
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @KTPSalford
Students and the industry partner’s benefit from internships and placements: students can apply what they have learnt on their course in a real-world professional setting, while the organisation receives expert assistance.
Putting theoretical skills into practice
Industry placements are perfect opportunities for post graduates to apply theoretical skills they have learnt on their course in the industry. Placements give students the opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work. It also increases their knowledge of an industry or sector, allowing them to make better informed decisions about future career choices.
Accessing the new industry talent pool
Industry placements allow the employer to draw upon a temporary, and thus flexible, source of talent. Businesses often have discrete project requirements that lend themselves perfectly to a temporary appointment, particularly for an articulate individual with higher level skills. Not only do placement students bring new ideas and an additional resource to a business but they also hold considerably fewer risks than recruiting a new full time employee and a high quality placement has the potential to identify key staff over the longer term that will eventually lead the business and help it grow. This is coupled with the benefit that little initial training is needed to convert a placement student into a fully-fledged member of a graduate programme, given their prior familiarity with the business.
The ICZ Programme builds on our areas of expertise across key industry sectors. Sport; Health and Wellbeing; Engineering and Environments; Digital and Creative. The ICZs unite colleagues, students, industry and communities through shared knowledge, learning and innovation. By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships, we lead the way in real world experiences, preparing students for life.