Build your career in Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation

KEC practitioners play a vital role in supporting the translation of research into impact.

Knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) includes activities variously known as knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, technology transfer, knowledge exchange and commercialisation - activities designed to help research outcomes of public sector research establishments and universities achieve impact. 


KEC is a fascinating and fast-paced area of work, requiring specialist skills and exceptional people.

 “It is my dream job and it never ceases  to challenge and enthuse me.”

- Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation Officer

"A career in technology transfer made sense as it offered me the best of both worlds.”

- Technology Manager

 “If you enjoy science from an application point of view, then  tech transfer could be  a good opportunity.”

- Senior Technology Associate

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Factsheet on KEC from PraxisAuril and Universities UK