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Open Data and Living Labs: Paul Beasley of Siemens talks about unique partnership opportunities at UK Universities

2 Dec 2019

In our autumn blog series, we’re asking a series of KE experts on the industry side why their companies choose to work with UK Universities.  These R&D-centric multinationals have a wealth of collaboration choices, and naturally, a finite amount to invest.  How can the UK gain an edge?  Professor Paul Beasley, Head of R&D UK at Siemens talks about the unique position of the UK in terms of data and technology testing, and gives a few words of warning about complacency in a global innovation marketplace.  

Research collaborations at Croda: Damian Kelly talks about why UK universities and UK industry work so well together

2 Dec 2019

About Croda

Since 1925, Croda has been responsible for the production of high-performance ingredients and technologies.  The business to business multinational is active in markets such as agrochemicals, lubricants, coatings and personal care.  They actively work with universities and recently held a knowledge exchange day with 35 UK universities

 

"RTTP: A great way of giving confidence to those with whom we work" : An interview with Dr Adam Stoten

2 Dec 2019

Dr. Adam Stoten, COO at Oxford University Innovation shares his motivation behind becoming RTTP accredited. In this short interview, Adam explains that RTTP status is a great way of giving confidence to those whom KEC professionals work with and gives a personal account of how those with RTTP status feel, when their achievements are recognised beyond their own organisation.  

Staff Development

2 Dec 2019

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

Feet First into the KEC Community

2 Dec 2019

Thoughts and reflections from Dr. Noelle Gracy, Elsevier who shares her experiences from attending our Fundamentals of Technology Transfer course.

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!

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?"

Communicating research to industry: How to write a great project summary

2 Dec 2019

In recent years many companies have expanded their open innovation initiatives, with universities capturing the spotlight as an invaluable source of new technologies and game-changing breakthroughs. However, as part of a global web of science and innovation, it can be difficult for academics to get their research in front of the right people in industry. Attracting interest from relevant research and development (R&D) professionals, who often have limited time to evaluate each academic discovery that lands on their desk, is a challenge. Effectively communicating science to industry is crucial to the successful commercialisation of university research.

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.  

The Research Impact Handbook by Mark Reed - Review

2 Dec 2019

This new book aims to help researchers and stakeholders embed impact into research from the early stages, leading to better and more effective results.