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PraxisAuril is the UK's not-for-profit association for university and public sector knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals.

Membership of PraxisAuril is on an organisational level - so if your institution or establishment is a member, so are you!


You can see a full list of PraxisAuril members here. Membership is on a 12-month rolling basis and costs £995 (with effect from 1 October 2019) per organisation. Micro membership is available for very small organisations, please ask for details


Members  |  Volunteer Opportunities   |  Apply  |  Board & Committee Membership 

Benefits of membership include:

We also work with members to offer added value-services including editorial opportunities such as blog posts, and showcase the work of our members through profiles and case studies.

Further information about member benefits.

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Our members work in knowledge exchange and technology transfer in universities, research councils, Catapults and other public sector research establishments.

Membership is at an organisational level, so please check in our member directory to see if you are a member. 

Member directory

Members can log-in with their email address and password. If you have any problems logging in, please contact

By logging in, members can access member-only files and resources. Find out more about benefits of being a PraxisAuril member.

Volunteer Opportunities

PraxisAuril volunteer Board and Committees are populated by expert knowledge exchange and technology transfer practitioners who are passionate about sharing best practice to shape the profession.

The enthusiasm and energy of these expert practitioners, supported by PraxisAuril's office team, drives and informs a broad range of activities in policy, training and conference programme development.

PraxisAuril encourages volunteer engagement from across its membership, including experienced practitioners with a significant track record as well as relative newcomers.  Members interested in volunteering will usually have attended PraxisAuril training and conference events and will be RTTP qualified, or in the process of qualifying.

With practical training and support provided, volunteering at PraxisAuril is a fantastic opportunity for personal professional development and profile-raising while making a real contribution to the sector.


“I find it rewarding to inspire members of our profession to bigger and better things; PraxisAuril's training courses enable people at various stages in their careers to learn new skills and expertise to deliver their aspirations.  Working with such a broad variety of volunteer and attendee colleagues gives me a broader, wiser perspective on the issues facing our sector on a daily basis.”

Iain Thomas, Head of Life Sciences team at Cambridge Enterprise and formerly Chair of the PraxisAuril Training Committee



"I really enjoy interacting with all of the people on the conference committee who come from a wide variety of different organisations. This also means that I have a great network of peers that I can call on if I need advice or to sense check anything. It is also great to see all of the hard work that goes into the conference coming together and providing a fantastic experience for the delegates."

Angela Kukula, Director of Enterprise at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and formerly the Chair of PraxisAuril



Members of the PraxisAuril community are invited to contact the PraxisAuril office throughout the year to find out more about getting involved.  Information about specific current or upcoming opportunities will be promoted on this website, at PraxisAuril events, via the PraxisAuril Directors’ Jisclist and in advance of the AGM.

Our trainers also volunteer their time to support us, and we welcome enquiries of this nature also. Become a PraxisAuril Trainer.

How to apply

To express interest in volunteering for PraxisAuril, please submit a personal statement and your current CV (including details of a referee, usually a line manager) by email to: Your personal statement should describe how you would like to support the work of PraxisAuril and provide details of the particular knowledge, experience, skills and connections that you have to offer.

Board & Committee Membership

Applications for Board Membership will be reviewed by the PraxisAuril Appointments sub-group as vacancies arise, before submission to the PraxisAuril Board for approval and ratification by members at the AGM. Applications to join the Conference, Training, Industry Engagement or Advocacy Committees will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the Committee Chair throughout the calendar year and new appointments made as opportunities arise.

Board appointments