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RSE BBSRC Enterprise Fellowships

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is currently seeking proposals to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship scheme which supports researchers who wish to play a key role in the commercialisation of their research. 
RSE Enterprise Fellowships provide a salary, mentoring and formal business training, allowing the Enterprise Fellow to focus solely on developing their business over a 12-month period. 

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 winners announced

Congratulations to all the winners at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 for their great performance and outstanding innovations - a special congratulations to our PraxisAuril members: University of Dundee, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University.

Click here to find out more about the winners of this year’s Knowledge Exchange Awards.

We are always looking forward to hearing about your KE successes! 



SETsquared partnership ranked as the world’s top business incubator

The SETsquared partnership has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.  
The announcement was made at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto, Canada. This confirmed SETsquared’s pre-eminence as ‘number one’ in its field, having maintained its world-leading position since 2015.

Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and HE-BCI event

Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) review

Speaker: Hamish McAlpine, Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, Knowledge Exchange – HEFCE

Date and location: Thursday 15th February 2018 from 1 to 4 pm, NTU Dryden Centre, The Courtroom NG1 4EY.

To register please contact Estelle Paley

Alta Innovations relaunches as University of Birmingham Enterprise

Alta Innovations Ltd, the 100%-owned technology transfer company for the University of Birmingham, announces it has changed its name to University of Birmingham Enterprise Ltd.  

Under the new name, University of Birmingham Enterprise Ltd will carry on the operations of Alta Innovations, including IP, licensing, and the Academic Consultancy Service. 

Novel method for hard tissue regeneration, significant departure from current therapies, described in Scientific Reports

A research team led by the University of Birmingham has found a new method which could mark the first step in a new direction for hard tissue regeneration with the potential to help repair bone, teeth and cartilage, according to a paper published today in Scientific Reports.

The paper describes the use of extra-cellular vesicles in combination with phosphate therapy, which outperformed the current clinical gold standard (BMP-2) in terms of rate and volume of mineral deposition in in vitro models of bone regeneration.