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PraxisAuril responds to HEFCW consultation on innovation funding in Wales

PraxisAuril has responded to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) consultation on the implementation of a new fund in support of innovation and engagement activity at Welsh universities from 2020/21. The new fund will be known as the Research Wales Innovation Fund. PraxisAuril has called for the reinstatement of innovation funding in Wales, since its withdrawal in 2014.

HEIF strategies overview report (2017)

In late 2016, HEFCE invited long-term strategies from higher education institutions (HEIs) in receipt of a 2016-17 Higher Education Innovation Fund allocation to submit five-year knowledge exchange (KE) strategies, as the basis for release of future allocations. HEFCE commissioned researchers RSM PACEC to assess the strategies, and to produce an overview report. Collectively, the strategies provide an important picture of the diverse ambitions of English universities around knowlege exchange. 

PraxisUnico/AURIL evidence to 'Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy' inquiry

PraxisUnico/AURIL has submitted evidence to the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee Inquiry 'Life Sciences and the industrial Strategy'. The inquiry will investigate issues such as whether the Government has the necessary structures in place to support the life sciences sector; how the NHS can use procurement to stimulate innovation and the contents of the new life sciences industrial strategy, published at the end of August and welcomed by PraxisUnico/AURIL.

PraxisAuril response to HM Treasury consultation 'Financing Growth in Innovative Firms'

PraxisAuril responded to this consultation on behalf of members, emphasising the organisation's primary purpose as a professional network and training organisation dedicated to sharing expertise and experience across the sector. Key points made in the response included: 

PraxisUnico/AURIL response to the Reid Review in Wales

PraxisUnico/AURIL submitted a response to the Reid Review of Government Funded Innovation in Wales at the end of June 2017. Our purpose in contributing to this Review was to underline the importance of maintaining a professional, skilled network in research institutions that can help to stimulate innovation, productivity and growth; locally and nationally for economic and social benefit and with a wide range of external stakeholders.

PraxisUnico responds to the National Innovation Plan consultation

PraxisUnico submitted this reponse to the UK Government's National Innovation Plan in May 2016. In it we highlight the contribution of the research base through innovation, commercialisation and collaboration; underlining the importance of personal and institutional relationships at local, national and international levels.

PraxisUnico and AURIL submission to 'Managing IP and Technology Transfer'

PraxisUnico and AURIL made a joint submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry 'Managing Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer' in September 2016. PraxisUnico was subsequently invited to appear in front of the Committee on 2nd November 2016. Dr Phil Clare, Chair of the Advocacy Committee, was our representative.