Collaboration Catalyst

The main purpose of the Collaboration Catalyst is to progress the implementation of the FE and HE Sector Strategies. To be specific, in pursuit of this, it will:

Progress projects that implement the sectoral strategy, by

  • identification of current and best practice
  • options appraisal
  • working with communities of practice
  • working with the procurement function of APUC where a procurement solution is identified, undertaking the professional activities to support increased collaborative procurement
  • development of optimal solutions
  • taking on key programme and project management responsibilities for initiatives agreed by the collaboration steering group

Develop the sectoral capability to adopt shared services, by

  • developing the capability to identify and support the optimal collaboration type for each initiative
  • acting where appropriate as a Cost Sharing Group facilitating the offering of shared services to members
  • supporting communities of practice
  • facilitating the identification and progression of new initiatives which may support the sectoral strategy

Support the work of the FE and HE sector professional groups, by

  • providing evidence of implementation of strategy and associated sectoral developments (including blockages to implementation)
  • feeding in bottom-up sectoral input to the further development of strategy
  • working with a cross-HE/FE Focus group with representation from sectoral leadership groups (HEIDS, SCURL, SCIL, UHR etc.)