National Center for the
Dissemination of Disability Research

Webcast 33
The KT4TT Knowledge Base:
The researcher's resource for innovation—
Now including tools!

August 22, 2012 (1:00 pm EDT)

About the Webcast

In under an hour this webcast will introduce and demonstrate the Need to Knowledge (NtK) Model game board and a comprehensive repository of tools for generating new products through the methods of research, development and production. Academic researchers practicing applied research, new product development managers and those who fund applied research projects will benefit from this webcast. These stakeholders will learn how to navigate the knowledge base to efficiently find the information and resources they need to successfully transform research findings into commercialized products.

Nearly 80 tools within the domains of business, mechanical engineering, material science, electrical engineering and universal design, are available at the click of a button. Join us as we show you how to access these tools, learn about where they apply within the new product development process, their relative advantages and disadvantages and links to additional information – including both free and paid resources.

The Knowledge Base and the preliminary text version of the NtK model were first introduced in August 2010 in a webcast entitled, The KT4TT Knowledge Base: Steps and Supporting Evidence to Improve Your Process!

About the Presenter

Michelle Lockett, MBA is a market research analyst for the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer where she collaborates on the R1 project: Synthesizing Academic and Industry literature on Technology-based Innovations. She participated in the conceptualization and design of the NtK Model, and was responsible for reviewing literature, and extracting and categorizing relevant information within the NtK model. She conducted the secondary analysis on the data extractions and participated in the design and compilation of the tools repository. As part of the KT4TT organization, Michelle also strives to identify successful knowledge translation strategies for researchers to increase the uptake and use of their research.

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This webcast is supported through SEDL's Disability Research to Practice Program and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), part of the U.S. Department of Education. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenter and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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