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Funding opportunities at Advanced Engineering UK, 4-5 November 2015.

24 Sep 2015

Having funded research with British Universities, identified at last year’s Advanced Engineering UK event, Magna International is again seeking to fund new innovations pitched at Advanced Engineering UK, 4-5 November 2015.

Visit PraxisUnico at Innovate 2015

18 Sep 2015

PraxisUnico will be attending Innovate 2015, an event hosted by UKTI and InnovateUK to showcase UK innovation on 9th and 10th of November

Winners of Impact Awards 2015 announced

18 Sep 2015

The winners of the Impact Awards for knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) professionals, run by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and PraxisUnico, were announced at a ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster, on 15th September, bringing together more than 200 invited guests from academia, industry and government.

Design Council and MedCity launch new ‘independent living’ medtech competition

2 Sep 2015

MedCity and Design Council have today launched a competition to win a ten-week accelerator coaching course for medtech entrepreneurs to develop effective, usable and commercially successful health technologies that can support older people or those with debilitating medical conditions to lead more independent lives.

Smart protein to ease production of food and care formulations

1 Sep 2015

A sustainable, natural surfactant that offers greater manufacturing stability compared with conventional materials could soon be available for use in food, home and personal care products.

Continuous glucose telemetry to enhance research and improve animal welfare & Mouse Identification Matters

27 Aug 2015

Somark Innovations is seeking partners to adopt and evaluate their Labstamp mouse identification system. Labstamp is a more refined permanent method of identification; offering the lowest rate of misidentification, the best study data capture accuracy and the best animal welfare. Data Sciences International (DSI) is seeking partners to adopt their implantable telemetry device capable of providing continuous, real-time measurements of blood glucose, temperature, and activity in rats to facilitate research to demonstrate the scientific and animal welfare benefits of the technology.

Edinburgh sets new record for company creation on campus

26 Aug 2015

A record number of 44 spin-out and start-up companies have been established through the University of Edinburgh's enterprise support network in the past 12 months.

Calling all Pioneers! Cancer Research launch funding scheme

26 Aug 2015

The Pioneer Award will provide grants of £200,000 over two years for higher-risk, novel research ideas with the potential to be game-changing research projects.

Oxford spinout uses nanoparticles to target tough cancers

25 Aug 2015

A new Oxford spinout is planning to commercialise titania nanoparticles capable of generating cancer-killing free oxygen radicals in tandem with radiotherapy to treat patients with malignant tumours.

PraxisUnico responds to Dowling Review

2 Jul 2015

PraxisUnico welcomes today’s publication of the Dowling Review of Business-University Research collaborations and in particular the recognition it gives to the role of TTOs in the Review’s balanced and informed recommendations.

PraxisUnico Conference 2015: reports

19 Jun 2015

Presentations and reports are now available from the PraxisUnico Conference 2015.

HEFCE: Good practice in knowledge exchange: Request for evidence by 6 July

18 Jun 2015

HEFCE is inviting evidence from higher education institutions, business, and other users and professional bodies to contribute to a guide to good practice in knowledge exchange.

New PraxisUnico Chair announced at AGM: Report

17 Jun 2015

The finalists for each of The Impact Awards categories - Contribution to Business, Contribution to Society and Outstanding KEC Initiative - were announced last night at the PraxisUnico Conference.

RCUK and PraxisUnico announce The Impact Awards 2015 Finalists

12 Jun 2015

The finalists for each of The Impact Awards categories - Contribution to Business, Contribution to Society and Outstanding KEC Initiative - were announced last night at the PraxisUnico Conference.

PraxisUnico publish Strategic Plan 2015-2020

12 Jun 2015

PraxisUnico announced its strategic plan 2015-2020 at the PraxisUnico Conference 2015.

HEFCE publication - SME population in England & University collaboration opportunities

28 May 2015

This is a timely production of an evidence base. UK Universities are already implementing a variety of strategies to support adoption of knowledge by SMEs and drive local growth.

PraxisUnico view on UK Patent Filing figures

27 May 2015

The fall in the number of UK patents is reported as a failure to commercialise research: PraxisUnico explores that interpretation.

The Impact Awards 2014

19 May 2015

The Impact Awards: for knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.

Busting myths of university-business relations

15 May 2015

We are pleased to see PraxisUnico and AURIL are referenced in HEFCE's blog, "Can we bust the myths of university-business relations?"

Notice of PraxisUnico AGM 2015

13 May 2015

The PraxisUnico Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 12 June 2015 at 0845-0900, at Croke Park, Dublin, during the PraxisUnico Conference.