Knowledge Exchange (KE) is a means to increase the impact of research. It is a two- or multi-way exchange of ideas, evidence and expertise between academics and those who benefit from research outside academia (such as policy makers, practitioners and the general public).
The university’s knowledge exchange portfolio also includes undertaking commercially-focused R&D projects (contract research) funded by the University, industry or from a variety of public sector funding sources.
Knowledge exchange also includes non-commercial activities, from disseminating information through presentations at conferences, or via the media, to active involvement in seeing the results of your research put into practice. These activities are sometimes funded from external public sector and charitable sources.