New and announcements from across the Knowledge Exchange landscape.
GSK is proud to be one of 22 Founding Members of The Trinity Challenge. The Trinity Challenge is a global coalition comprising business, academia, and the social sector. The Founding Members are united by the common aim of ensuring the destruction and devastation to lives and livelihoods caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, never happens again.
Last week, Research England published IP Pragmatic’s interim review of the 18 CCF projects that are part-way through their three-year funding cycle (concluding in March 2021). The review is highly positive and demonstrates the skills and creativity of the KE professionals and researchers involved, along with many external partners.
PraxisAuril will support a new award for the ‘Most effective initiative from a KTP Office’ in this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards, using its established expertise to identify the approach that produces the best innovation or impact.
PraxisAuril, a world-leading professional association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners, is collaborating with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) to find the most effective initiative from a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) office.
Research England has released a report detailing decisions and next steps for the KEF following last year’s consultation and pilot exercises. PraxisAuril is pleased to see that comments and contributions from universities, businesses and other sector stakeholders – including many PraxisAuril members – have been taken into account in the final metrics, narrative information, clusters, eligibility and timelines.
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HESA has released the first consultation phase of its HE-BCI review, following publication of a project mandate and timeline in September.
PraxisAuril has always highlighted the importance of HEIF through its advocacy activities, including in many consultation responses to Government, emphasising its flexibility and power to leverage many other sources of external funding for a wide range of KE activities. It supports not only projects but KE professionals that work at the intersections of research and external audiences; raising awareness of KE as a set of activities that have the potential to engage many different audiences for economic and social benefits.
In January 2019 Research England published a consultation on our proposals for the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). At the same time it invited English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to participate in a pilot exercise to test and refine the proposals. The findings contained in the report are being used to inform the ongoing development of the KEF.
A review of university-investor links has been published, commissioned by Research England from Mike Rees, former deputy group CEO of Standard Chartered, start-up commercialisation expert and angel investor.