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MRC Technology, Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology collaborate to focus on cancer immunnotherapies

19 Jan 2017

Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology and MRC Technology are joining forces to identify and validate novel drug discovery targets that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments.

Jo Johnson gives evidence to Managing IP and Tech Transfer Inquiry

11 Jan 2017

Minister Jo Johnson gave evidence today in the final session of the Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry ‘Managing IP and Technology Transfer’. Launched in July 2016, the Inquiry has heard from a range of sector stakeholders including PraxisUnico and several of our member universities.

University of Birmingham announces first investment from Spinout Investment fund

11 Jan 2017

The University of Birmingham has made the first investment from its £5m University of Birmingham Spinout Investment fund, to Smart Antenna Technologies, a spinout founded in 2013 to develop a new generation of antenna for smart phones and laptops.

UK Science & Innovation Network Bulletin

20 Dec 2016

This bulletin contains news and opportunities in research and innovation collaboration between the UK and China

PraxisUnico's Year in Review

20 Dec 2016

Tamsin Mann, PraxisUnico's Policy Officer, has a look at the year in review.

Members give evidence at House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

19 Dec 2016

Following on from PraxisUnico's evidence given last month, the Committee continue to hear evidence on “Management of IP and Technology Transfer”.

Oxford Sciences Innovation Spin-Out Fund Raises £230m

16 Dec 2016

Oxford Sciences Innovation plc (OSI) , created by The University of Oxford and Isis Innovation, to commercialise academic ideas into market-leading companies, has successfully raised £230m to fund spin-out companies. The funds will provide capital and scaling expertise to companies spun-out of the university.

£226m UK Investment in Cancer Research

16 Dec 2016

Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK. £190 million has been committed to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres over the next five years.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards: Feb 21 2017

16 Dec 2016

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards promote and celebrate knowledge exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner.

Funding opportunities available from the National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council

6 Dec 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme, an NIHR and MRC partnership, has funding available for research for a number of topics.