In 2019 a new colleague joined our KTO office - so myself together with my fellow co-workers set out to guide her and let her know how to kick-off her career in technology transfer. I realised that over the relatively short amount of time I have been with a TTO (3 years), I got to learn about multiple opportunities. So, I decided to write about all the opportunities I came to know about during my experience in this blog post, hoping it will be helpful for those who are just about to join our world of technology transfer.
Written by Adam Stoten, Chief Operating Officer at Oxford University Innovation
Research England originally proposed the purpose of the KEF to be threefold:
The scope of this funding is for any translational activity which will accelerate the development of new therapeutics which improve health in old age. This could include diagnostics or daily-living monitoring technology that could be used to stratify or provide novel endpoints for a clinical trial.
Up to £75k per project is available. This fund can only cover direct costs, and only English HEIs are eligible to apply.
For further information, please contact David.Bowkett@medsci.ox.ac.uk
With all of these expectations on universities, it’s unsurprising that a common question we receive from the 230+ institutions that use IN-PART is ‘how can we establish more university-industry partnerships?’.
Jennie Shorley, Associate Head for Research and Knowledge Exchange and Academic Impact Lead in the Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Deputy Chair of the PraxisAuril Professional Development Committee, joined us and ran a workshop on career development for KE professionals. Adam Crook, from the BEIS Industrial Strategy team also joined and provided an update on the Industrial Strategy, and discussed how universities, and their industrial collaborators, can best position themselves in order to take full advantage of the funding on offer.
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