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CRACK IT Solutions: In vitro platform for retinal toxicity assessment and disease modelling

14 May 2019

In vitro platform for retinal toxicity assessment and disease modelling Newcells Biotech Ltd. has developed an in vitro model of the retinal pigmented epithelium, to assess the safety and efficacy of novel ocular compounds. This technology could better predict the outcome in the human eye and reduce the number of animals used to assess the toxicity of ocular drugs. An end-user pharmaceutical company, able to provide access to ocular compounds and data with known in vivo/in vitro toxicity profiles, is sought to validate the model.

Emerging Technologies Competition: Turning promising ideas into commercial reality

30 Apr 2019

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, set up to identify the most promising chemical science-based technologies and to help accelerate their commercialisation

Royal Academy of Engineering: Enterprise Hub open day

25 Apr 2019

The Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub is running a drop in open day for anyone interested in its programmes on Wednesday 22 May, 1.00pm-4.30pm. The Hub runs several schemes for engineering and technology leaders and entrepreneurs to support them in commercialising their innovation and scaling up.

LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer career training fellowships

10 Apr 2019

Get a fast track training route into the world of technology transfer - where you’ll be helping to ensure the great science can make a real difference to patients lives.

Business-Community Interaction income reaches a record £4.5 billion

4 Apr 2019

The 2017-18 HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) data has been released today as an open data set by HESA. Headlines are highly positive, with year-on-year increases in all categories except consultancy, bringing the UK total to a record £4.5 billion.  

Lambert Toolkit - seeking your feedback

3 Apr 2019

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking feedback on levels of awareness of the Lambert Toolkit, how it is being used and its impact amongst businesses and universities. The Lambert toolkit helps academic institutions and industrial partners carry out collaborative research projects. 

Strength in Places Fund shortlist announced by UKRI

21 Mar 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a shortlist of 24 projects in the first wave of its Strength in Places Fund.

Patents: A useful measure of KE in the biosciences?

21 Mar 2019

As part of my role in BBSRC, I work at the interface between funding research and helping universities to realise their impact from these investments. In recent years, I have seen a resurgence of the use of metrics to measure the outputs of research. As more money is being committed to research and knowledge exchange, we are increasingly being asked what difference this is making to the economy and society. This is a good thing, as everyone should be accountable for what they do. However, how should we measure this, and how do we ensure our measures are appropriate for all situations and sectors?

Inside EI

18 Mar 2019

Want to see cutting-edge life sciences research in Norwich first hand? Come along to 'Inside EI', where for one day we will be opening our doors for the public to explore our diverse projects that are helping to understand life on earth, and how we can improve food security, tackle climate change, protect biodiversity, and investigate breakthroughs in health and medicine.

PraxisAuril and Oxentia partnership will take customised Knowledge Exchange training global

18 Mar 2019

PraxisAuril, the UK’s world-leading professional association for knowledge exchange practitioners, is partnering with Oxentia, Oxford’s Global Innovation Consultancy, to deliver a series of training courses in new international markets.

RSE Enterprise Fellowships

18 Mar 2019

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation, is currently seeking proposals to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship programme which supports researchers who wish to play a key role in the commercialisation of their research.

PraxisAuril and ARMA joint response to the KEF consultation

15 Mar 2019

PraxisAuril and ARMA have submitted a joint response to Research England's Knowledge Exchange Consultation.

STFC’s Innovation Board – Call for Members

11 Mar 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council supports innovation opportunities arising from its research portfolio through the commercialisation of technologies, industrial use of the National Laboratories and the creation of innovation eco-systems on the National Science and Innovation Campuses at Sci-Tech Daresbury and Harwell. Strategic advice on the range of activities to deliver on the innovation goals set out in the Strategic Delivery Plan is provided by the Innovation Board which reports to STFC Council.

Research England and Universities delivering the Industrial Strategy

18 Feb 2019

Today Research England is publishing a report summarising how universities are working to deliver the Government's Industrial Strategy. This focuses on use of the additional funds provided by Government for Research England to allocate for knowledge exchange through Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF).

UKSPA/S-Lab Conference 2019

5 Feb 2019

UKSPA/S-Lab Conference 2019 - Early Bird discounts ending soon The Pre-Conference day, Conference, Awards, Dinner, Study Tours and Exhibition at the University of Birmingham 2-3 April 2019 will deliver opportunities to take stock of the changes that are taking place in the sector, share good practice and conduct business over three packed days of activity.

Sean Fielding appointed as Chair of influential university-business collaboration organisation, PraxisAuril

22 Jan 2019

Congratulations to Sean Fielding, Director of Innovation, Impact and Business at the University of Exeter who has been appointed as the new Chair of PraxisAuril until 2021.

Mapping the commercial landscape for quantum technologies

10 Jan 2019

As a second generation of quantum devices begins to move out of physics labs and into the marketplace, Andrew Fearnside, Senior Associate at Appleyard Lees, offers a tour through the developing commercial landscape.

Research England launches Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation

9 Jan 2019

Research England has today published a document detailing proposals for how the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) could work and would like to hear the HE sector’s views on these proposals.