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New issue of KEC Matters magazine: Sept 2016

23 Sep 2016

The latest issue looks at the KE Framework, the State of the Profession report and shares success stories and developments

Government responds to Patent Rules 2007 consultation

8 Aug 2016

11 proposals will be brought into effect, as detailed in the response document.

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 - Podcast - Part 2

22 Jul 2016

Part 2 of the PraxisUnico Conference podcasts, Dr David Secher and Gloria Wu speaks about "IP & working with China: extract from Building with BRICS and planning for MINTS."

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 - KE Framework Podcast

6 Jul 2016

The first of our Conference podcasts is now available, sponsored by Forresters.

PraxisUnico response to the EU Referendum

24 Jun 2016

The UK leads the way in Europe on translating research into innovation and we hope to continue to be able to play a key role, collaborating with our colleagues in excellent businesses and universities throughout the continent.

PraxisUnico Conference Chronicle

17 Jun 2016

Hot off the presses, our conference newsletter.

University of Birmingham invest to double spin outs in five years

20 May 2016

The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.

Warwick Ventures' Medherant secures further funding

6 May 2016

Mercia Fund Management has followed up on its first investment in 2015 with follow-on capital to Medherant Ltd. A total of £250,000 from both Mercia’s third-party University Growth Fund and Growth Fund 4 will allow Medherant to continue product development. Medherant has moved to new laboratories, and KEC professional Andrew Lee has been seconded from Warwick Ventures to the project.

PraxisUnico co-founder, Lita Nelsen, retires after 30 years at MIT

4 May 2016

Lita Nelsen co-founded Praxis Courses Ltd, in 2002, with Professor David Secher, then Director of Research Services at Cambridge University.

And the 2016 PraxisUnico Conference Scholarship Awardee is...

4 May 2016

Dr Emma Elliott RTTP was the successful applicant for the Inteum sponsored scholarship to attend this year's PraxisUnico Conference

Knowledge Transfer Ireland launch new research agreement templates for business and Irish research organisations

26 Apr 2016

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the national office with responsibility for the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, has today launched its latest resource.

Biotech Innovation Prize - entries close April 30th

19 Apr 2016

Since 2009, Innovation Prize awards the most innovative startups (<8 years old) and the best research academic groups that are developing cutting edge technologies in the field of life sciences (Biotech, Medtech, m/e-health, diagnostics). The Innovation Prize of Universal Biotech aims to promote on an international scale the most innovative projects in the field of Life Sciences. The awarding ceremony will be held at the Innovation Days 2016, a networking BtoB event which will take place at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris, on October the 3rd & the 4th.

Sanofi Opens Partnering Office in Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

15 Apr 2016

Collaboration Reinforces Commitment to Bringing Breakthrough Science to the Clinic and Accelerating Translation of Innovation into Treatments for Patient

Apollo Therapeutics appoint Dr Richard Butt CEO

15 Apr 2016

Apollo Therapeutics, the investment fund focused on driving therapeutic innovation through university collaboration, has appointed Dr Richard Butt as CEO, effective from 23 May 2016.

Funding competition: Energy Catalyst round 4

13 Apr 2016

Up to £9m is available from DFID and EPSRC to support projects relevant to the needs of developing country communities to access affordable clean and resilient energy.

PraxisUnico offers AESIS Partnership deal for members

5 Apr 2016

PraxisUnico members can join the Network for the Assessment & Evaluation of the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS) Network free of charge and benefit from additional discounts and services

Plenary Speakers at PraxisUnico Conference 2016

22 Mar 2016

We profile some of the speakers who will feature at this year's Conference. Speakers include the KE Framework Champion, Prof Trevor McMillan; Head of Partnerships, BBC Research & Development, Sam Chadwick; and many more...

NCUB: National Survey of Academics Report launched

23 Feb 2016

NCUB have completed a new survey of over 18,000 academics in the UK looking at the changing state of Knowledge Exchange. The report looks at academic interactions with external organisations. The report shows that 30% of academics actively work with private companies, and the bulk of research taking place is user-inspired or applied.

Oxford spinout Zegami launches data discovery software to manage “information tsunami”

9 Feb 2016

Oxford spinout provides data discovery software to manage and sort collections of images and data visually.

Another leap towards beating cancer

28 Jan 2016

Cancer Research Technology enter into a licence agreement with international pharmaceutical company MSD to develop inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) for cancer and blood dissorder. The new drugs potentially have clinical applications in both cancer and non-cancer blood disorders.