Blog: KE Matters

Policy engagement: a topical form of knowledge exchange

11 Nov 2020

PraxisAuril and ARMA recently joined forces on a knowledge sharing event about the QR Strategic Priorities Fund (QR SPF), allocated to HEIs eligible for Research England funding for the first time in 2019-20. In 2020-21, £29 million has been allocated with universities receiving somewhere between £50,000 and £1 million in funding. Funding is hypothecated but not so much so that it can’t be used in a way that suits local needs, ambitions and context.  

KE and Research Administrators - It’s all about the co-*

10 Nov 2020

Jon Hunt, Executive Director of Research and Enteprise, University of Bristol reflects on the 'age of knowledge exchange' - spurred on by the KEF and KEC - and finds it's an exciting time to be a KE professionals.  

The role of knowledge exchange skills in place-based policy

6 Oct 2020

KE policy is busy right now. Just as we get to grips with the KE Framework, the KE Concordat is being prepared for launch; we also have a review of HEIF on the near horizon and the long-awaited review of HE-BCI metrics is getting underway. 


Introducing TenU, a new international tech transfer collaboration

17 Sep 2020

  TenU is a transatlantic group of TTOs who have come together to leverage their combined TT knowlege and experience to tackle global challenges. Dr Ananay Aguilar, Policy Advisor for TenU, explains more. 



Update from PraxisAuril CEO, Maxine Ficarra

14 Sep 2020

Dear PraxisAuril members,

I want to share with you our plans for future delivery of our develop, promote and connect programmes as we all settle into our new routines at work and at home - with a fresh set of priorities to keep ourselves and our families safe. 

For PraxisAuril the future is all about flexibility. Our aim is to give you choice: to access PrA resources, events and networks in ways that work best for you.  As such, we will be offering a hybrid schedule of services which you will be able to tailor to suit your individual and organisational requirements.

We understand that many of you are finding digital platforms to be a very effective way of working with colleagues across the community and around the world.  At the same time, others are keen to get back to face to face interactions. KE is, above all, a people business and this is at the heart of all our activities.

Mobilising the university-industry community against COVID-19

24 Aug 2020

Alex Stockham, Communications Manager, IN-PART

I’m sure everyone remembers when the realisation hit that COVID-19 was here to stay. The morning when the 2020 AUTM annual conference was cancelled I had my suitcase by the door. With the lockdown imminent, we realised that we needed to do something to support the university-industry community to find solutions, treatments and a vaccine for this new virus. 

On the 23rd of March, we launched an open call for research and redeployed our teams. The response was rapid. We received 174 submissions from 61 universities and research institutes across 6 continents, with each submission detailing a new breakthrough or technology being developed by an academic team to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and to treat COVID-19.