The Concordat proposes eight high-level principles underlying KE activities, and sets out the aims and enablers to help universities make informed decisions and develop their own informed strategies around KE. The document also contains the implementation plan following the consultation period and a list of the working group members.
The Concordat aims to:
The draft Concordat is open for consultation jointly with GuildHE for the higher education sector until
1st July 2019.
This work has been carried out by the working group in concert with the launch of the
Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) pilot and metrics consultation. Together, the outputs will equip universities to effectively demonstrate their diverse strengths and successes in working with business and community partners to generate real economic and societal impact.
Responses to the consultation questions (which can be found in the consultation document) and any additional comments can be sent via the
online survey by
1st July 2019. The final version of the Concordat will be created by autumn 2019.
The Concordat is currently applicable to institutions in England only, but responses from the higher education sector in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are welcomed.