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The First Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

18 Dec 2015

In October Interface launched the first ever Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Doing better knowledge exchange: Guest blog by Alice Frost from HEFCE

16 Dec 2015

 

In tough funding times Government understandably asks us – are we doing well enough? Are we maximising impacts of funding? Are we being efficient and effective in use of public money?  We in turn ask universities similar questions. What is the return they are delivering from our funding for knowledge exchange through HEIF? Are they seeking optimal synergies between knowledge exchange and wider drivers such as research impact and student employability; and with other sources of national and regional or local KE support? Are universities gaining feedback from external partners and addressing this in future developments? Have they put in place the long-term strategies, structures and people to deliver public benefits and sustainable approaches? Have universities overall embedded a culture of continuous improvement in knowledge exchange to learn from success and failure and do better? 

NHSA: The northern collaboration driving health research

7 Dec 2015

Guestblog from Dr Hakim Yadi on The Northern Health Science Alliance

The Scottish Approach: University Technology

4 Dec 2015

Scotland's prestigious, world-class universities drive innovation and are experienced in the commercialisation of research and technology. 

Report: Training the Trainers course

16 Nov 2015

PraxisUnico is keen to expand the number of experienced practitioners who develop and deliver our world-class training and earlier this year we put out a call at the annual conference for anyone interested to contact us.

Event Report: What Industry Wants - Defence Academic Pathways

22 Oct 2015

Over 80 KEC professionals and academic researchers came to the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) Materials Challenge Launch event, which PraxisUnico organised at the National Composites Centre on 14 October 2015. 

KEC supports success for University of Leicester's ASDEC

14 Oct 2015

The University of Leicester’s Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC) project was recently crowned Overall Winner at the Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation (KEC). 

Why are universities increasingly taking a more market-led approach to their core business?

13 Oct 2015

According to a new study, universities from all mission groups are interested in adopting a more market-led approach to managing the core business of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. What’s driving this change and what are the potential benefits?

Update: Training in Shanghai

1 Oct 2015

Nessa Carey and Rowan Gardner (Biolauncher CEO and successful serial entrepreneur) travelled to Shanghai in September to deliver the second training block for a cohort of Chinese professionals.

Unlocking and Sustaining Value through Strategic University-Industry Partnerships

30 Sep 2015

Guest blog by Tomas Coates Ulrichsen discussing the impact of strategic university-industry partnerships