Blog: KE Matters

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.

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.