Blog

15 Oct 2019

This Autumn, we caught up again with Dr Anji Miller CLP RTTP, Senior Business Manager at LifeArc, as she introduced to us the all-female 2019 LifeArc-AUTM Technology Transfer fellows. Seven very inspiring women who are making the move from the lab to Technology Transfer.
 

14 Oct 2019

It is truly fantastic to see such a wide variety of newly accredited RTTPs and Candidate RTTPs join their respective groups this September. Although we see many more female KE practitioners this quarter (70/30), the demographics include both academic and industry, and backgrounds in Chemistry, Biology, Software, Finance, Product Design, Engineering and Mathematics. The latter being particularly exciting for PraxisAuril as we welcome our first RTTP specialising in Mathematics.

14 Oct 2019

PraxisAuril has welcomed announcements by Chris Skidmore, Universities Minister, that signify a ‘new strategic direction for university knowledge exchange funding’ including a rise in HEIF to £250 million from 2020/21.

19 Sep 2019

GUEST BLOG by Dr Odette Dewhurst

Senior Research Development Manager (Life Sciences, Health, Medicine) at Lancaster University

11 Sep 2019

If long-distance relationships are hard enough, imagine trying to start and maintain a collaborative research project between teams in academia and industry who are based on different sides of the globe. It might make things easier if you can find a partner in your neighbourhood (or country), but science is a global enterprise. Getting innovation out of academic labs and onto the market requires collaborating with industry across borders.

14 Aug 2019

We are delighted to welcome our new members to the PraxisAuril network!

30 Jul 2019

“But we're a university! We have to have a library!" said Ridcully. "It adds tone. What sort of people would we be if we didn't go into the library?"

22 Jul 2019

Kala Kennedy, Knowledge Exchange Facilitator at Cranfield University, reflects on the first meeting of the KE Best Practice Group (KE BPG). The KE BPG was set up to provide support for KE professionals to discuss roles and responsibilities and exchange advice on some of the issues encountered day-to-day. 

9 Jul 2019

Speaking to a room full of engineers — academics, postgrads and PhD candidates — last week I ran through the ins and outs of why (and how) they should commercialise and communicate their research. It was my first public talk, invited as a keynote speaker to the Engineers Researcher Symposium at the University of Sheffield, to share what I’d learnt in the five years since graduating.

25 Jun 2019

Although the sun is not greeting us with its presence today, there are eight new KE professionals shinning professionalism into the sector. I am pleased to introduce to you the six RTTPs and two Candidate RTTPs new to their respective ATTP groups. In the quarter that ATTP announced reaching 500 global RTTPs, this cohort of 10 individuals is part of this iconic milestone. We may not be able to count on the Great British weather, but we can depend on the professionalism of these practitioners.