17 Apr 2018
"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.
4 Apr 2018
We’re sure it will come as no surprise that the current dominant policy issue is the Industrial Strategy and the proposed KEF. How is PraxisAuril engaging in these key sector developments for our members? Following a get-together in London to discuss the KEF, the PraxisAuril Advocacy Committee put together a response to the KEF Technical Advisory Group (January 2018) which you can read here. Our thanks go to all those involved.
1 Mar 2018
8 Jan 2018
With the push for greater impact from the research base and more academic-industry partnerships, will consultancy finally come out of the shadows and become fully appreciated for its role in enabling collaboration and impact?
26 Sep 2017
The PraxisUnico Auril annual conference at Sheffield Hallam University had an informative session titled H2GL2: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Lambert 2 Toolkit on 15 June attended by 70 delegates. This article, written by that session’s facilitator, speakers and chairman, builds on an introductory piece in our last issue of KEC Matters, with perceptions on current usage and future revision of this toolkit.
Written by Rupert Osborn, Seshadri Vasan, Christine Reid, Geoff Archer, Jenny Vaughan and Malcolm Skingle.
7 Aug 2017
The NC3Rs is launching the 2017 CRACK IT Challenges* competition at an event in central London on 7 September 2017.
The 2017 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. There are three Sponsors: Shell, Syngenta and Unilever.