Blog: KE Matters

Converge: innovative solutions for a sustainable future

15 Oct 2021

Guest blog by Claudia Cavalluzzo, Director, Converge

At the end of last month, the 11th Converge programme – Scotland’s largest company creation programme for our academic community – came to an end and its best projects were awarded a total of £300,000 in prizes. The newly announced prize winners will be joining the ranks of a very esteemed group of successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have recently made the news. 

Development Update from Stuart Wilkinson

7 Oct 2021

Stuart Wilkinson, Chair of the PraxisAuril Professional Development Committee

“So can you write down a few thoughts about the year or so that has gone by from the Professional Development perspective?”  How do you capture all that has gone on in a year unlike any other?

Returning to an innovative working environment

4 Oct 2021

PraxisAuril member, Louise Hammond, Director of Operations at UCL Business (UCLB) describes how a planned move to a new location, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, provided the opportunity for an innovative rethink on the way that UCLB works.

University commercialisation programme: creating research impact not just new spin outs

6 Sep 2021

Funded by Innovate UK, SETsquared - along with partners North by North West partners (NXNW) and Midlands - has been running the Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) for 7 years now. Over that time, we’ve supported 400+ teams with commercially promising research to explore whether there is a market for their innovation. 


Read a (KE!) Book Day – 6th September

1 Sep 2021

In the final weeks before the new academic year starts, and with the last wisps of summer left to enjoy, we’ve collated some fantastic Knowledge Exchange books for you in celebration of this years Read a Book Day!


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.