About us

PraxisAuril is a world-leading professional association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners

Our extensive network includes 5000+ Knowledge Exchange practitioners from more than 182 member institutions, (278 including affiliate memberships) as well as key sector stakeholders and industry experts.

Our national training programme has been a resounding success and is much admired around the world for the quality of both its content and the expert practitioners who deliver it. We have trained over 5,300 Knowledge Exchange practitioners from 40 countries, including 400 in China.

Since its inception, the Cambridge-based executive team, led by Maxine Ficarra, has worked with literally hundreds of expert practitioner volunteers to extend the organisation’s professional development, membership and advocacy activities nationally and internationally.

PraxisAuril is a charitable company limited by guarantee with an annual turnover approaching £1m per annum (2019). It generates income from membership fees, professional development training courses, conferences and other services and events.  Any profits are reinvested strategically into projects and initiatives to develop, promote and connect the Knowledge Exchange sector.

PraxisAuril is a founding member of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), driving global professional standards and recognition through RTTP accreditation.