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Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol to trial new immuno-oncology treatment for advanced tumours

10 Aug 2017

An experimental immuno-oncology treatment will move into early phase clinical trials for patients with advanced solid tumours, including lung cancers, under a collaboration agreement between Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol Limited.

HEFCE knowledge exchange landscape report

9 Aug 2017

In late 2016, HEFCE invited long-term strategies from higher education institutions (HEIs) in receipt of a 2016-17 Higher Education Innovation Fund allocation to submit five-year knowledge exchange (KE) strategies, as the basis for release of future allocations. HEFCE commissioned researchers RSM PACEC to assess and provide advice to HEFCE on the strategies, and to produce an overview report.

NIHR Brain Injury HTC third BITT tank on Paediatric Neurorehabilitation

8 Aug 2017

The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) will hold its third focused Brain Injury Technologies Think (BITT) tank on ‘Paediatric Neurorehabilitation’ on Tuesday 17th October 2017 in London (venue to be confirmed).

The Open Material Transfer Agreement (OpenMTA): Call for Review and Comment

8 Aug 2017

Open and collaborative scientific research is vital to the discovery and translation of new knowledge into products and services that benefit society.

Learn more about Linkedin

2 Aug 2017

Do you want to learn how to effectively utilise Linkedin, add value to your online community, and create stronger tangible relationships?

PraxisUnico/AURIL respond to ‘Transforming UK Translation’

26 Jul 2017

PraxisUnico/AURIL welcome the publication of ‘Transforming UK Translation’ by The Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust; the ambition it sets out to create a ‘vibrant translation system’ and the broad definition of translation used to cover a range of outputs and activities. We are particularly pleased to see the recognition it gives to the role of TTOs and their role in supporting research translation. The UK operates at world class standard in technology transfer practice in an environment that supports continuous improvement of standards of practice[1].

PraxisUnico/AURIL welcome HEIF increase to £200 million

20 Jul 2017

HEFCE has confirmed details of the £40 million per annum HEIF 'uplift' announced as part of the government's R&D investment to support its industrial strategy.

Funding boost for KEC

11 Jul 2017

University-business collaboration has been given a boost this week with the announcements by HEFCE of a HEIF 'uplift' for English universities and awards of £177 million through the UK Research Investment Partnership Fund (UKRIPF).

CCS clusters for hydrogen production in a low-carbon economy

10 Jul 2017

The announcement that Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant, Magnum, in the Netherlands, into a hydrogen-powered plant marks an interesting new development in carbon capture and storage for Norway and the Netherlands.

IN-PART's Top 6 Disruptive Innovations

7 Jul 2017

This feature presents some of the most disruptive innovations published in the second quarter of 2017, by universities actively looking to find external collaboration partners through IN-PART. From monitoring plastic pollution in the oceans, to relieving pain in virtual reality, and inducing rainfall with lasers, the creativity of scientific research is inspiring.

CRT’s Discovery Laboratories extends alliance with Merck to develop new cancer drugs

3 Jul 2017

CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (CRT) has signed a further deal with Merck, a leading science and technology company, to discover new cancer drugs targeting the Hippo pathway, on 29th June.

NIHR Brain Injury HTC Seedcorn Funding Competition Winners Announcement

30 Jun 2017

The University of Cambridge are delighted to announce the following winners of the Seedcorn Funding Competition 2016/2017:

Zegami to bring next-gen image and data search management tool to market

29 Jun 2017

Zegami, an Oxford University analytics spinout company focused on image management, has raised £2.3m in Series A funding to develop its image search and analytics platform for the cloud and take its technology to the consumer market.

PraxisUnico and JUSIRUI Management Consulting announce international relationship

22 Jun 2017

PraxisUnico and JUSIRUI Management Consulting announce international strategic relationship to deliver outstanding training to Chinese professionals working in the fields of technology transfer, knowledge exchange and commercialisation.

LAB282 accelerates Oxford University’s life sciences with second round of awards

22 Jun 2017

LAB282, the drug discovery partnership for Oxford University, has made its second round of awards to support promising life sciences ideas with market potential emerging from the University.

Innovation China UK Programme Office (ICUK) seeking participants

21 Jun 2017

Innovation China UK Programme Office (ICUK) based at Queen Mary Innovation Ltd. is seeking mission participants from two UK companies and one academic institute in the field of sensor and sensing technology to join the UK-China Innovation Partnering Mission in Shanghai between 10th and 13th September 2017. This mission will be largely funded by the FCO Global Partnership Fund. HEI spin-outs and commercial partners are welcome to apply.

Innovation Database - Innovation Masterclass

19 Jun 2017

Are you free on 28 June 2017? To be held in London, our annual Innovation Masterclass event will bring together experts in the management of innovation for a full day of thought leadership, insights, sharing and networking.

The Impact Awards Winners Announced!

16 Jun 2017

The winners of the Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals, organised by PraxisUnico and supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK), were announced last night at a black-tie ceremony in Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, in front of over 250 invited guests from universities, research institutes, industry and government.

Chemistry Means Business

9 Jun 2017

Chemistry Means Business takes place next week in Manchester, just before PraxisUnico’s own annual conference in Sheffield (Weds-Fri). PraxisUnico members connect businesses with research and help to bring novel research to market and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s event is all about forging connections, future proofing businesses and cross sector collaborations.

Oxford University leads national effort to save WW1 memories

6 Jun 2017

Oxford University is launching a crowdfunding campaign for Lest We Forget (LWF), a project that will support local community endeavours to digitise memorabilia and personal accounts of World War One ahead of the 2018 centenary of Armistice Day.