Welcome to the Institute of Knowledge Transfer!

Originally created in 2007 supported by a HEFCE grant, the IKT is the professional body for those working in innovation, knowledge transfer, applied research and commercialisation, entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Operated by KES International, the services the IKT provides for its members include recognition of professional standing, provision of opportunities for publication through the InImpact Journal, and occasional conferences in the Innovation through Knowledge Transfer series. In addition, IKT members benefit from holding the status of KES International Silver Members which provides concessionary rates when registering for KES conferences. For more details, see below.

Membership and Recognition

There are four membership grades - Fellow, Member, Associate and the Affiliate. Applications are assessed on the experience, expertise and contribution made to the KT sector by the applicant.

  • Fellow is the most senior membership grade awarded by the IKT for outstanding professional achievement and contribution to the furtherance of the Knowledge Transfer profession. Fellows are entitled to append 'FInstKT' to their names.
    Membership fee £100 PA
  • Member is the grade for those professionals with more than four years experience in Knowledge Transfer. Members are entitled to append 'MInstKT' to their names.
    Membership fee £75 PA
  • The Associate membership grade is intended for those with less than four years experience in the field and wish to obtain professional recognition. This grade is entitled to append 'AMInstKT' to their names.
    Membership fee £50 PA
  • The Affiliate membership grade is intended for those who have an active interest in the field and wish simply to gain the benefits provided to the membership of the IKT.
    Membership fee £50 PA
  • Institutional Membership allows the fees of a number of staff at a university or company to be covered by a single payment. By this means the organisation can encourage the professional development of their staff. Email for further details.

Please note that only fully paid up IKT members are permitted to use the honorifics FInstKT, MInstKT and AMInstKT.

InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

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.









  • KES International