About us

PraxisAuril supports KEC in the UK, and works with key stakeholders and partners to promote best practice in the sector.

Successful Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) is essential to the economic growth of the UK.

PraxisAuril develops knowledge exchange and technology transfer professionals with our world-leading training, connecting members and stakeholders at our events and promoting best practice for our sector. We facilitate interactions between the public sector research base, business and government; bringing together key stakeholders to debate, educate and inform. 

We have over 173 member institutions and over 5000 individuals receive our monthly news updates. Our annual conference typically attracts 300+ practitioners and industry experts.

For over 10 years PraxisAuril has been taking best practice from the UK to established and developing economies. Today, our international business takes skills and best practice to more than 40 countries around the world. We work with world-class individuals and organisations, bringing together the best people in KEC to enable knowledge sharing globally. 

PraxisAuril is a founder-member of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the organisation established to provide a global standard of professional achievement.

We work with universities, research councils, Catapults and other public sector research establishments to deliver the translation of research outcomes into social and economic impact. Find out more about how you can get involved or take a look at the FAQs.


PraxisAuril is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a Board of expert-practitioners who volunteer their time. Committees, run by member-volunteers, are responsible for the delivery of activities, supported by a core office team based in Cambridge.

PraxisAuril was founded by Lita Nelsen, now Director of Technology Licensing at MIT, and David Secher, Senior Bursar and Life Fellow at the University of Cambridge, who both continue their involvement as Patrons of PraxisAuril.

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Praxis Courses Ltd trading as PraxisAuril is a company limited by guarantee led by a volunteer Board, guided and supported by volunteer portfolios, with a professional executive office in Cambridge.