Blog

Visions of the self: The Mixed-up Chameleon 

2 Dec 2019

It’s just over a year since I completed my doctoral studies into identity construction amongst KE staff, and now that I have emerged from the post-submission euphoria, I find myself reflecting on my findings again. Whilst it is true that I developed a typology of KE staff, it is the element around notions of a KE profession which I find to be the most unresolved and left ‘floating’.

Volunteer spotlight with Mike Bath and Rupert Osborn - PraxisAuril Conference

2 Dec 2019

With the focus firmly on our upcoming spring conference 2018, we thought that it was a great opportunity to catch up with Mike Bath and Rupert Osborn from our Conference Committee. Mike and Rupert have both volunteered with us for some years – we ask why they do it, and if they would recommend it to others!

Time to Shine? KE professionals and the KEF

2 Dec 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. 

University spinouts are thriving but need strategic support

2 Dec 2019

"University Spinouts: an imperfect ecosystem" by Anderson Law and Linstock Communications was published earlier this month. It uses data on public and private investment in spin-outs combined with the opinion and experienced views of many PraxisAuril members to present another side of the university spin-out story. Its conclusion that university spin-outs are"a real success story" and"are thriving"  are welcome ones. But the research also points to a greater need to understand the conditions for creating and sustaining spin-outs. As such, it is a welcome addition to ongoing discussions in our community, including many of those to be had at our annual conference and in response to the KEF consultation. 

PraxisAuril supports the formation of university spin-outs through its New Venture Creation training courses. Booking is open now for NVC1 and NVC2 in the autumn. See our Training Pages for details. 

Staff Development

2 Dec 2019

GUEST BLOG by Dr Odette Dewhurst Senior Research Development Manager (Life Sciences, Health, Medicine) at Lancaster University

Best Practice in Knowledge Exchange

2 Dec 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. 

Investing in medical innovation - the role of seed funds

2 Dec 2019

Guest blog by David Holbrook, LifeArc® 

General aspects of working in HE

2 Dec 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?"

New member welcome: Summer 2019

2 Dec 2019

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

RTTP interviews: Anji Miller from LifeArc and the 2019 LifeArc-AUTM Technology Transfer fellows

2 Dec 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.