Annual Conference

The content and contacts you need to power your collaborations

Event description

PraxisAuril is a member-led organisation and using our profile and position, we facilitate connections between the public sector research base, stakeholders, government and industry. With the support of our network of members and volunteers, we develop better ways for them to partner. PraxisAuril annual conferences reflect our goals to ‘develop, promote, connect’ and we bring together the best and brightest Knowledge Exchange professionals from the UK and beyond.

Our conferences incorporate a wide variety of topics representing the diversity of our community. Organised with a volunteer Conference Programme Committee, the topics, sessions and speakers cover yearly themes.

Our conference themes underpin our aims. PraxisAuril members and the wider KE community have the opportunity to submit ideas for sessions through an open call for abstracts.  


Our biggest and most connected events

PraxisAuril conferences are the biggest knowledge exchange events outside of the US. Whether you are in knowledge exchange, technology transfer, business development, contracts, licensing or intellectual property, you will find the content and contacts you need to power your collaborations.

There are so many ways to get involved, from member-led breakout sessions, Knowledge Exchange Award submissions and sponsorship/exhibition opportunities.  


Previous Conferences

The PraxisAuril 2019 Conference, Harrogate UK

Organised with our volunteer Conference Programme Committee of 17 Knowledge Exchange practitioners, the topics, sessions and speakers of the 2019 PraxisAuril Conference covered four main themes:
- Global KE
- New modes of external engagement
- Supporting impact and knowledge exchange
- Professional development for KE/TT staff




The 2019 KE Awards

The KE Awards celebrate the contribution of KE professionals in enabling and facilitating the societal and economic impact of research. Sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a new body creating the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish, the 2019 KE Awards recognised and celebrated the people behind the best KE achievements. The KE Awards provide recognition nationally, and beyond, for the exceptional work that is taking place across the sector. Winning, or being shortlisted for an award can enhance your reputation, and that of your team and your institution. The awards could increase the visibility of your work, help a secure new business and also be used by your institution as future case studies.




The PraxisAuril Autumn Conference 2018, Liverpool UK

The 2018 PraxisAuril Autumn Conference brought together knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals from across higher education and public sector research institutions to share best practice, discuss hot topics and build new contacts.

  • Topical debate and discussion
  • Network with like-minded delegates
  • Explore and share best practice
  • Cross-sector representation
  • Case studies and real-life examples