The Government announced the new model Industry Collaborative Research Agreement (mICRA) on 23 February, and this will make a welcome addition to the existing Lambert and Brunswick model agreements which are already making a contribution to the streamlining of collaborative research.
The Impact Awards are open to all sectors of research that have made an outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer. Organised by PraxisUnico (the UK’s leading research commercialisation organisation), The Impact Awards will showcase the very best examples of knowledge transfer activity.
The Impact Award categories are:
· Business Impact - Aspiring
We are delighted to announce that PraxisUnico has been authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a provider of continuing professional development courses (CPD) for solicitors. Its courses with legal content including the popular Fundamentals of Technology Transfer, Advanced Licensing Skills and Research Contracts are all now accredited as a source of CPD for solicitors. The accreditation of our courses also provides other technology transfer professionals with an added confidence as to the quality of the training provided.
PraxisUnico welcomes coalition Government investment in innovation funding
Today (20 December 2010), the Government has announced that the Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) will be maintained at current levels of £150 million per year from 2011 to 2015 and is committed to providing incentives to enhance the economic and social impact of research.
The Government emphasises the value of the UK’s universities and colleges and reaffirms its commitment to the independence and autonomy of institutions.
Leading research commercialisation body comments on Technology Innovation Centre inquiry
Today (2 December 2010), PraxisUnico submits its response, on behalf of its members, to the inquiry by the Science and Technology Commons Select Committee on Technology Innovation Centres (TICs). This inquiry is examining the Fraunhofer model and its validity in improving commercialisation research in the UK.
PraxisUnico (the UK’s leading research commercialisation organisation) has joined forces with other international technology transfer organisations to form The Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP). ATTP’s objective is to lead the development of the technology transfer profession and its practitioners by promoting, through accreditation, recognition, progress and knowledge sharing among the global technology transfer community.
Nominations are invited for The Impact Awards, an award scheme designed to recognise and celebrate the success of knowledge transfer. The Impact Awards are open to all sectors of research that have made an outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer.
The Impact Awards will raise awareness of the potential of knowledge transfer activities by demonstrating best practice and impact. Organised by PraxisUnico (the UK’s leading research commercialisation organisation), The Impact Awards will showcase the very best examples of knowledge transfer activity.
This brings to an incredible four the number of honours for PraxisUnico Board members: Dr Alison Campbell (OBE), Dr Malcolm Skingle (CBE), Ms Lita Nelsen (MBE) and Professor David Secher who received the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2007.
Dr Alison Campbell comments:
UK and Brazil join forces through alliance
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between representative technology transfer associations, Unico (UK) and FORTEC (Brazil) will support UK and Brazilian universities in their drive to commercialise innovations.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Unico and FORTEC will:
Today, Unico and Praxis are pleased to announce that they have agreed to merge into a single charity, following an overwhelming majority vote.
The merger will result in significant added value for members and customers by creating a clearly identified organisation which serves the technology and knowledge community. The merged organisation will also benefit from the resulting operating efficiencies and a more streamlined organisational structure.
A volunteer board of Trustees will govern the charity and oversee three committees: member services; training; and conferences.