Join Impact Award winners at the PraxisUnico Conference 2016

14 Jun 2016

 The 2015 winners are joining us at the PraxisUnico Conference 2016 alongside Research Councils UK to provide an update on their work and share best practice during a parallel session.


How the IP system is supporting technology and innovation businesses

22 Apr 2016

In celebration of World IP Day on 26th April, Lesley Evans, Chief Executive of major European intellectual property firm, Haseltine Lake, reflects on how global IP systems are supporting and encouraging innovation.


The Research Impact Handbook by Mark Reed - Review

15 Apr 2016

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

Trunki Sunk in Design Rights Slam Dunk

7 Apr 2016

The long-running Trunki design litigation finally came to a close – some Fundamentals of Technology Transfer delegates may remember this case featuring in the Design Rights section of that course. And the verdict? Trunki lost. Michael Conway, Associate at HaseltineLake sums up what led to that decision (originally published on the HaseltineLake blog, republished with consent)


Event: For Technology Transfer Professionals with Appleyard Lees

13 Jan 2016

Appleyard Lees would like to invite technology transfer professionals to join us at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to consider some of the key issues relevant to those working in this sector. 


The challenge of learning to commercialise academic research

13 Jan 2016

There is a large amount of academic literature surrounding the theory and practice of knowledge transfer and research commercialisation. A recent research article published in ‘Technovation’ caught our attention as it concerns directly how tech transfer professionals learn about, and develop, their professional skills and practice. The article, which is summarised in this blog-post, is based on extensive PhD research by the author. 

How businesses can find perfect partners in UK universities

7 Jan 2016


Businesses are enjoying the fruits of working with universities, including accelerated R&D, tax benefits, funding support, specialist facilities, expertise, and new product and service development. 

PraxisUnico supports Biotech and Money: Feb 2-3 2016

6 Jan 2016

PraxisUnico is pleased to be supporting Biotech and Money London 2016, a two-day congress providing the education, strategies and solutions life science companies need to enable more effective funding, investment, business planning and partnering within their businesses on Feb 2-3 2016.

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?