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Summer reading at the ready....

23 Jul 2015

PraxisUnico's Policy Officer, Tamsin Mann, reviews recent releases and reports from Government affecting our sector.

Collaboration: the driving force behind UK manufacturing

16 Jul 2015

Guest post from Dr John Conti-Ramsden, Director of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC).

These days, there is a common misconception that the UK has moved away from its manufacturing roots, but for myself and the team at the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC), the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Event Report: TCCE Annual Conference - "Culture, Creativity & The Academy - Exploring the New Normal"

15 Jul 2015

Chris Blincoe of the University of East Anglia attended the The Culture Capital Exchange's (TCCE) annual conference on behalf of PraxisUnico.

TCCE is a company promoting the exchange of universities' knowledge and expertise with London’s cultural and creative sectors. On 15th July 2015 I attended their Annual Conference at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a Praxis Unico representative.

Event Report: The Meetings Show 2015

15 Jul 2015

PraxisUnico Events Manager, Lisa Newman reports on insights gained at The Meetings Show.

Now in its third year, The Meetings Show, is proving to be a must attend event for all event professionals. Offering a focused education programme, it provides a rare opportunity to hear first hand about the latest technology and best practice in the events sector.

Conference Report 2015: Incubators and Accelerators - a major distraction or a perfect tool for technology transfer?

14 Jul 2015

Sean Fielding RTTP, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and PraxisUnico Board member, reports from the session he chaired featuring speakers Amy Neale of NDRC, Simon Bond of SETsquared, and Jon Bradford of Techstars London.

This session was a provocative look at whether knowledge transfer professionals are taking full advantage of business incubation and science parks. Each speaker described their approach to making ventures happen, with a contrasting range of opinions discussed. 

Conference 2015 Site Report: Intel

7 Jul 2015

Dr Simon Hepworth, PraxisUnico Conference Committee member and Director of Enterprise, Development & Corporate Affairs, Imperial College London reports back on the site visit to Intel's Leixlip campus.

Conference Report 2015: Funding – beyond grants, competitions and bootstrapping

7 Jul 2015

Neil Hayes RTTP, Commercial Manager, Research & Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter, and member of PraxisUnico Advocacy Committee reports on a this session featuring speakers Brian McCaul, Director of Innovation, Queens University Belfast; Goncalo de Vasconcelos, Co-founder and CEO, SyndicateRoom and Dr Nicola Broughton, Investment Director, Mercia Technologies

Conference Report 2015: Successful engagement with SMEs - what’s the secret?

7 Jul 2015

Gerald Law, Chief Executive of the UK Innovation Forum and Conference Committee member, reports back from the SME engagement session.

Conference Report 2015: CRM - overhyped private sector fad or innovative opportunity for HE growth and resilience?

7 Jul 2015

Sue Hatton, Head, Research Development Unit, Coventry University and member of PraxisUnico Conference Committee, reports back on this session featuring speakers Karen Race, Deputy Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University; James Fry, Partner, Eversheds LLP, and Carl Dempsey, Vice President, Solutions Engineering, Salesforce.

Conference Report 2015: Is Technology Transfer Working?

30 Jun 2015

Sue Ratcliffe, IP Counsel, Swansea University and PraxisUnico Conference Committee member, reports on a talk by Jane Muir RTTP, Associate Director, University of Florida and Immediate Past President AUTM (pictured).