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.

19 Jun 2019

In these turbulent times the 2019 State of the Relationship Report celebrates those seeking to affect, drive and shape the future of collaboration to make the UK more productive and inclusive.

5 Jun 2019

PraxisAuril Policy Newsletter JUNE 2019

In an effort to distract us all from the European elections at the start of half-term, the Department for Education published the Augar Review last week with a focus on undergraduate students; it is, therefore, outside the regular purview of PraxisAuril’s policy desk where focus tends to be on outputs from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and post-graduate upwards

5 Jun 2019

The RTTP accreditation is helping our members strategise with the rollout of the #KEF & provides international benchmarking in Knowledge Exchange.

As ATTP announces 500 global RTTPs, we celebrate our 49 member organisations with RTTPs:

24 May 2019

As it’s a Friday afternoon before a bank holiday in the UK  I wanted to muse about the future and the distant past.

14 May 2019


We’re often asked by the universities that use IN-PART’s matchmaking platform for university-industry collaboration what R&D teams are looking for in new potential collaborators. So, to provide some answers, we spoke with our industry community and asked them what informs their decisions to establish new partnerships with universities.

3 May 2019

Sean Fielding, Chair of PraxisAuril, blogs about today's launch of the KE Concordat (KEC).

3 May 2019

Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange at Research England, blogs about today's launch of the KE Concordat (KEC) as the latest initiative from the university sector responding to challenges set by the Government's Industrial Strategy and the 2.4% R&D target. 

10 Apr 2019

Chris Skidmore the HE Minister calls himself the minister of 2.4% - ie minister for raising R&D from 1.7% of GDP to 2.4% or from around £35BN to about £50BN.  The biggest component of this is business R&D (at around £25BN).  That implies a growth in business R&D of £10BN.  That’s a huge task – unless somehow we can contrive to reduce our GDP through a slow motion cross-border crisis!  But the fact that the HE Minister sees himself as responsible for this must put the UK Knowledge exchange community firmly in his sights as the people who can help make this possible.  The announcement last week of an increase in HE-BCI collaboration between universities and business of about 6% to £4.5BN despite GDP growth slowing to almost nothing must have put a spring in his step.  But there’s clearly much more to do.