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As we sense the beginning of the end of our third pandemic lockdown there is a desire to understand what impact the pandemic has had on our pre-pandemic grand challenge; boosting the level of R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP.
Many organisations – PraxisAuril among them – have sought to understand how day-to-day business has been affected by the pandemic-induced lockdown, in terms of economic consequences and the impact on working life.
TenU, the association of ten world-leading US, UK and EU universities, will host a discussion on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems and their role in post-COVID economic recovery, TenU Hosts Ecosystems.
TenU Hosts is a series of events offering opportunities for US and UK policymakers, thought leaders and leading practitioners in research commercialisation to hold conversations on topical issues.
As the UK’s preeminent university patent holder, Oxford University has a dense portfolio of technologies available for licence to companies, which stretches across all the physical and life sciences.
With a rich catalogue spanning the sciences and world-class outputs, Oxford’s tech portfolio can add serious value to any company. But how do we find the right home for our IP?
Universities UK (UUK) has released the long-awaited Knowledge Exchange (KE) Concordat to ensure that universities and other providers of higher education and research work as effectively as possible with each other, with businesses and with other organisations. This comes at a vital time as the UK continues to fight back against Covid-19 and as PraxisAuril members demonstrate the importance of knowledge exchange.
Written by: Dr Adam Stoten RTTP
Like any business that was able to keep operating during the pandemic, our initial priorities revolved around transitioning to remote working and managing the anxieties of employees who were faced with a raft of challenges, both professional and personal. The impact on our core business activities – IP commercialisation, academic consultancies and new venture formation – was an open question, and we searched for indicators that might provide clues on what the coming months would bring.
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