REIS SEMINAR SERIES: 873-2 Introduction to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Rob Rolley

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Rob Rolley
Archie Kubba

Speaker's Biography

Rob Rolley -
An experienced industrial executive with a proven track record of complex system program management and delivery in the Telecommunications, UK Defence and Security industries. I am now supporting The Knowledge Transfer partnership as a Knowledge Transfer Advisor for Wales.

Over the years I have built and grown collaborative teams and partnerships across multiple sectors and also created and managed value-adding partnerships with academia, large multinationals, SME's, and Government Departments.

I have a deep and wide technical knowledge, founded on extensive lab design, systems integration, and field experience of radar, radio and digital communication, navigation systems and signal processing. I am passionate about skills in engineering education and promoting engineering.

I chair the Industrial Advisory board at Cardiff University. I have facilitated and led many skills and innovation workshops and am a board director of Technology Connected, helping to promote Technology, skills, and manufacturing from Wales.

Archie Kubba worked in both the academic sector and industry, particularly in the research, innovation, and development sector. Following his PhD, he has been pursuing enabling collaborative and innovative projects to realise tangible outcomes. He acted as a lead researcher in industry, and as a knowledge exchange fellow at the university of Birmingham prior joining Swansea University.

Rob Rolley -

Mae gennyf brofiad helaeth o weithio ar lefel uchel ym myd diwydiant, a hanes o reoli a chyflawni rhaglenni systemau cymhleth ym maes telegyfathrebu, a diwydiannau amddiffyn a diogelwch y DU. Rwyf bellach yn cefnogi'r Bartneriaeth Trosglwyddo Gwybodaeth fel Cynghorydd Trosglwyddo Gwybodaeth i Gymru.

Dros y blynyddoedd, rwyf wedi creu a meithrin timau a phartneriaethau cydweithredol ar draws nifer o sectorau gwahanol ac rwyf hefyd wedi creu a rheoli partneriaethau ychwanegu gwerth, ar y cyd ag academyddion, cwmnïau amlwladol mawr, busnesau bach a chanolig ac adrannau'r llywodraeth.

Mae gennyf wybodaeth dechnegol fanwl ac eang, sy'n deillio o brofiad helaeth o ddylunio yn y labordy, integreiddio systemau a phrofiad maes o radar, radio a chyfathrebu digidol, systemau llywio a phrosesu signalau. Rwy'n frwd iawn am sgiliau mewn addysg peirianneg a hyrwyddo peirianneg.

Rwy'n cadeirio'r Bwrdd Cynghori Diwydiannol ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Rwyf wedi hwyluso ac arwain llawer o weithdai sgiliau ac arloesi ac rwy'n gyfarwyddwr bwrdd yn Technology Connected, sy'n helpu i hyrwyddo technoleg, sgiliau a gweithgynhyrchu o Gymru.


Mae Archie Kubba wedi gweithio yn y sectorau academaidd a diwydiannol, yn enwedig yn y sector ymchwil, arloesi a datblygu. Ers cwblhau ei PhD, mae wedi bod yn ymgymryd â phrosiectau sy'n hwyluso gwaith cydweithredol ac arloesol i gyflawni canlyniadau go iawn. Bu'n brif ymchwilydd ym myd diwydiant, ac yn gymrawd cyfnewid gwybodaeth ym Mhrifysgol Birmingham cyn ymuno â Phrifysgol Abertawe.

From: 17 May 2023, 11 a.m.
To: 17 May 2023, 1:30 p.m.
Location: In person event for networking and questions - Faraday lecture room B 105, Singleton Campus Please register via course code 873 on ABW, Other

Course Description/Overview:

An opportunity for academics and other interested parties to find out about the Knowledge Transfer Partnership from our Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Rob Rolley.

This will be followed by training by Archie Kubba on how to develop KTP and SMART Partnership applications.

Natalie Crawley from WG will be attending for networking opportunities and to answer relevant academics questions.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will have:

- A fuller understanding of the KTP programme and it’s benefits.
- The ability to identify feasible KTP project ideas to develop further with the Strategic Partnerships Team.
- A greater awareness of how to develop a successful application.
Information of the support available to them and how projects may progress.

Contact: Archie Kubba (Email:

Event created by: t.m.chambers