PraxisAuril Patron is global ambassador for UK knowledge exchange

PraxisAuril Patron, Dr David Secher, will address the 2017 Conference for Presidents/Vice-Presidents and Technology Transfer Officers of Universities and Research Institutions which will be held in Osaka, Japan, this week.

The conference, which is invitation-only, will address the theme of ‘Creating an Enabling Intellectual Property (IP) Environment for Technology Development, Management and Commercialisation’. The aim of the conference is to learn from commercialisation ecosystems around the world and involves speakers from the UK, USA and Singapore alongside those from Japan itself. 

David will speak on the topic of ‘The Role of Universities in National Innovation’ and will join panel sessions to discuss the Entrepreneurial University and the role of university management in technology transfer.

Dr Secher is a global ambassador for the UK’s knowledge exchange profession, which is considered world-leading. In 2002, as Director of Research Services at the University of Cambridge, he founded Praxis with Lita Nelsen, then Director of Technology Licensing at MIT, to provide specialised training for the emerging technology transfer profession in UK universities. Both continue their involvement as Patrons of PraxisAuril.

The meeting is organised by the WIPO, Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) and with the assistance of the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

PraxisAuril (formerly PraxisUnico) has trained over 595 international delegates over the last 5 years, in countries including: Singapore, Brazil, Switzerland, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Chile, and Thailand, and trained 300 Chinese delegates in the first year of its 12-day programme. The organisation has seen a rise in international delegates attending UK courses over the past 5-years which points to the high standards of quality training produced by our world-leading expert practitioners.

PraxisAuril is also the first organisation in the world to offer a full 60 RTTP points for their licensed, four-block training course running in China over a 12-month period.