Blog: KE Matters


17 Mar 2021

Claudia Cavalluzzo,  Director,  Converge Scotland’s world-beating universities remain a hotbed of new, innovative ideas and inventions.  However, taking a bright idea from academia and turning it into a successful, profitable business is no mean feat.  It takes courage, acumen and a lot of support. And no one can do this alone.

Data, research and diverse perspectives

8 Mar 2021


Newly stepping into a leadership role as director of research and innovation sector strategy at Jisc is pretty daunting but a privilege. Jisc is doing some great work in diversity as an employer as well as in its role as a membership organisation providing digital solutions at the intersection of higher and further education and research. 

Choose organisations that promote the role models you want!

8 Mar 2021


Women are increasingly being appointed to more senior leadership roles: as of 2020, women represent 32% of corporate board members in the FTSE 250 companies.  

An Entrepreneurial IDEA

8 Mar 2021


The playing field is not, and has never been, level for women in entrepreneurship. 

Traits in KE leadership

8 Mar 2021


I have celebrated International Women’s Day for as long as I have worked in higher education, a period in which I have also been led by truly inspirational women at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. 

Confidence in your own abilities is key

8 Mar 2021


I’m Natalie Crawley, and I am the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Manager for the Innovation Team in the Welsh Government.  I am responsible for two programmes - KTP and SMART Partnerships - both of which are a core component of Wales’ offer to Welsh businesses.