Tell us your experience of working in knowledge exchange and commercialisation



We need your help and input with a key piece of research that PraxisUnico is undertaking on behalf of the sector. This research is collecting data currently not available and is crucially important.


The purpose of the research is to:

a) raise the profile of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) as a profession - in terms of both its make-up, contribution etc.

b) ensure that KEC professionals concerns are heard

c) to help key stakeholders - government, academia and industry - to understand the complexity of KEC activity


We will use these findings to shape sector-wide recommendations and campaigns on behalf of the KEC profession. We will be producing a report of the findings as well as a one-page infographic which will be publicly available to highlight the role of KEC, the experience of what it's like working in KEC, and the structures within which professionals operate.

The research is initially focusing on those working in HEIs. It is comprised of two surveys, one for individuals and one to be completed at an institutional level. These are being sent out separately.

The link below is to the individual survey for staff working in the field of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation. It  is intended to gather data on the experiences, workload and training trends of KEC professionals at UK higher education institutions. The information gathered will be used to promote the value of the KEC profession both within the sector and externally, and to inform PraxisUnico’s work in developing and connecting KEC communities.

We are trying to gather the input of as many people working in Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation across the country as possible. We would be extremely grateful if you could complete this survey, and please feel free to forward it to colleagues also working in KEC. All information will be kept anonymous and confidential.

We greatly value your support, and thank you in advance for your time in completing this survey. All responses will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.