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How to write a good Impact Award entry

12 Mar 2015

Have you got something in mind you want to enter for The Impact Awards?

The Life Cycle of a PraxisUnico Consultation Response

10 Mar 2015

Anyone working in the technology transfer and knowledge exchange sector will have noticed that reviews and consultations crop up with relative frequency.

The Future of Technology and Innovation Centres - Event Report

3 Mar 2015

Sue O'Hare, Chair of PraxisUnico, attended this Inside Government event on Feb 24th, and shares the following insights. 

Book Review - Adam Jolly, "Working with Universities"

25 Feb 2015

In "Working with Universities", Adam Jolly has produced a very accessible and comprehensive "How To" guide.

Among other esteemed colleagues, Innovate UK’s Dr Debbie Buckley-Golder, HEFCE's Alice Frost, NCUB’s David Docherty, Scottish Enterprise’s Bill Corr and PraxisUnico's former chairman Douglas Robertson contributed to the contents and the resulting book is broad in scope yet thorough in detail.

BIS Report: Reaping the benefits of public/ private collaboration

17 Feb 2015

Mike King, an economist based at the National Physical Laboratory (one the UK’s leading PSREs), who has also worked for BIS, gives his view on the recent BIS report: Estimating the effect of UK direct public support for innovation.

The 2015 Impact Awards for KEC professionals are now open for entries!

16 Feb 2015

PraxisUnico and the Research Councils are working together to deliver a joint Impact Awards competition, which will facilitate the sharing of best practice and acknowledge and celebrate the excellent contribution that Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals make towards enabling impact from investments in research, skills and infrastructures in the UK and abroad.

SETsquared TTOs design new ‘Team Approach to Tech Transfer’

5 Feb 2015

Sean Fielding, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at Exeter University and PraxisUnico committee member, highlights how university TTOs are working with SETsquared on the iCURe project.

Farewell 2014, hello REF, Science & Innovation Policy and annual reviews...

14 Jan 2015

The end of 2014 was busy for science and innovation policy watchers.

Building Brazilian Bridges

14 Jan 2015

Nessa Carey, International Director at PraxisUnico recently met a number of delegations from Brazil  at the request of the FCO and IPO.

"The REF impact agenda builds the right incentives into the system" - a view from the REF Panel

18 Dec 2014

PraxisUnico board member and Director of Academic Liaison at GSK, Malcolm Skingle, describes his involvement in the REF assessment from his perspective as a user of university research outputs.

Malcolm runs a team in the UK and the US that negotiate and expedite research collaboration agreements with universities around the world on behalf of GSK scientists. He has worked at the interface between academe and industry for 20 years.