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Survey on Industry-University Collaborations

12 Sep 2018

Central Queensland University is leading a cross-institutional research project that investigates the continuing low level of collaboration between industry and the research sector. It is a fundamental first step in developing stakeholder-driven strategies to more effectively facilitate collaborative partnerships. The project is funded by a grant from Central Queensland University and has been approved by the Central Queensland University Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number 21006.

Transport Systems Catapult: Business Fellow Network Programme, Intelligent Mobility

11 Sep 2018

The Catapult network was set up to help bridge the gap between academia and industry within the UK. The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) does this within the area of Intelligent Mobility (IM). By working with key academic institutions and industrial partners we aim to ensure that innovative technologies and business models make it out of university research labs and into mainstream usage.

Applications are now open for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

7 Sep 2018

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through academic and business partnerships.

2018 Converge Challenge finalists announced

7 Sep 2018

The finalists have been announced for Scotland’s leading higher education company creation programme, illustrating that Scotland’s academic community continues to thrive as a collective entrepreneurial hub.

A summit to explore building sustainable healthcare businesses with biodata

31 Aug 2018

Join biodata at the Welcome Genome Campus on Thursday 15th November (1.30pm - 6.30pm) to explore changing healthcare through the convergence of data and biology. The summit is designed for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. Open to all. The Campus is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology in the heart of Cambridgeshire home of the Cambridge Phenomenon and globally significant companies and innovations across bioscience, medicine and technology. The 2018 congress will feature leaders from industry, investment and academia discussing opportunities for disrupting the healthcare industry and constructing sustainable business models and will explore building sustainable healthcare businesses with biodata.

A New Model for Technology Transfer: Making an Impact in Saudi Arabia

24 Jul 2018

Innovation is at the heart of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology’s (KAUST) mission. Few universities, if any, have been founded with as unique and clear a vision of addressing our shared global challenges of food, water, energy, and the environment through education and research. As part of that mission, the KAUST Innovation department helps put this knowledge to use by enabling our researchers and faculty to create products and services that will have an impact locally in Saudi Arabia and throughout the world.

NC3Rs 2018 CRACK IT Challenges and launch event announced

23 Jul 2018

The NC3Rs is launching the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition at an event in central London on 6 September 2018. The 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. There are four Sponsors: Galvani Bioelectronics, GSK, MRC Harwell Institute and Sanofi Pasteur EU.

A fresh start for innovation funding in Wales?

23 Jul 2018

PraxisAuril has responded to the Reid Review of Government Funded Research & Innovation in Wales (June 2018), underlining the importance of KE professionals in delivering the ambition of the report recommendations.

Research England Development (RED) Fund for research and KE

2 Jul 2018

Research England has launched a new fund to drive innovation in research and knowledge exchange in higher education.

NASA uses antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham to assess the impact of space flight on the immune system

2 Jul 2018

NASA uses antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham to assess the impact of space flight on the immune system

Inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows are announced  

2 Jul 2018

Twenty of Scotland’s most talented entrepreneurs eager to start up their business right here in Scotland are announced as the inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows. They are the employers of tomorrow, innovating for the future and complete the 40 entrepreneurs participating in the Unlocking Ambition Challenge as announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor

2 Jul 2018

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor

Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

29 Jun 2018

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to test ideas for increasing the adoption of practices that improve productivity.

State of the Relationship 2018

27 Jun 2018

The NCUB has launched its annual State of the Relationship report

LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer career training fellowships

22 Jun 2018

LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer career training fellowships

NPL announces unique Fellowships programme to support the world’s leading scientists beyond funding cycles

21 Jun 2018

LONDON 21 June 2018 – The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute, has today announced a new unique programme of Measurement Fellowships, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. These aim to attract experienced scientists from all over the world and enable them to pursue career-long research at a world-class organisation. Unlike other fellowships, NPL’s Measurement Fellowships will invest in promising research for the long-term, giving candidates the opportunity to tackle major challenges in data sciences at the interface with other NPL sectors such as advanced manufacturing, digital, energy and environment and life sciences and health.

Spinouts UK Quarterly: Improving the commercialisation process

20 Jun 2018

The editorial in the latest Quarterly Journal notes the development of the KEF and the discussions that PraxisAuril and others are having to ensure that the resulting system provides a real boost for the commercialisation of university research.