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.

26 Mar 2019

The PraxisAuril community continues to grow!  We are delighted to welcome four new members this month, read on to find out more about them and how they are supporting knowledge exchange.  


19 Mar 2019

The PraxisAuril Mentor Programme is a 10-week plan connecting Knowledge Exchange Mentors and Mentees. As our first 2019 programme comes to a close this week, it is a fantastic opportunity to look at feedback from this hugely successful initiative and also thank our very generous Mentors for their time and support.

18 Mar 2019

We would like to congratulate x6 new RTTPs and x3 new Candidate RTTPs for being accepted into their respective ATTP groups. It is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates that these individuals are either highly qualified Knowledge Exchange practitioners, or on a professional development pathway to become one.

18 Mar 2019

In November 2018 I sent out a call to our community with a request to interview several KE professionals who are RTTP accredited. As usual in Marketing, I often work against tight deadlines to effectively plan communications in advance; this series of interviews was no different. Despite the time constraints, I was very fortunate to get 6 people to reply to my email call for interviewees. Thanks to their time and support I was able to condense and write an overview summarising their answers and opinions.

11 Mar 2019

Georgina Wark, Professional Development Programme Manager at PraxisAuril, caught up with Anji Miller from LifeArc about how RTTP gave her the confidence, skills and experience to perform in her role globally.

7 Mar 2019

PraxisAuril’s MarComms Manager Craig Smith caught up with Marusela Oliveras about how the RTTP accreditation, which is recognised worldwide, helped her establish herself in the Technology Transfer field in another country.

7 Mar 2019

PraxisAuril’s MarComms Manager Craig Smith caught up with Jing Jin about how PraxisAuril training courses helped her to secure her current position as Assistant Director and Senior Manager of the Investment & Finance Department of the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute.

6 Mar 2019

Last month I was among the speakers at InsideGov’s KEF conference, which was well-timed at almost exactly a month before the KEF consultation deadline. This made it an ideal opportunity to test some of our response content with PraxisAuril members among the delegates as well as picking up on key areas of concern and comment from presentations and discussions.