Welcome to Innovation through Knowledge Transfer!

InnovationKT (Innovation through Knowledge Transfer) is an initiative to promote and raise the profile of knowledge transfer and innovation, and provide publication opportunities for all those involved in the discipline.

In his seminal definition Schumpeter referred to innovation as 'ideas applied successfully in practice' and mentioned new products, methods of production, markets, sources of supply and organisational methods.

We define knowledge transfer as the means by which expertise, knowledge, skills and capabilities are transferred from the knowledge-base (for example, a university or college, a research centre or a research technology organisation) to those in need of that knowledge (for example a company, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation) in order to spur innovation.

KES International supports innovation and knowledge transfer through three themes:-

The Institute of Knowledge Transfer is the professional body for those working in innovation, knowledge transfer, enterprise and entrepreneurship.

InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes fundamental and applied research on the impact of innovation, knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship, from around the world.

Innovation Horizons is a one-day conference exploring the impact of innovation and where it will lead. The workshop will take place during the KES International Smart Digital Futures conference in Villamoura, Portugal, during 21-23 June 2017.









  • KES International