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UKSPA Breakthrough magazine - summer 2018 edition now available!

6 Aug 2018

This issue includes features on innovation in Ireland, collaboration at the Cambridge BioMedical Campus, emerging technologies in the fields of quantum computing and advanced materials, and a 'How to' for scale ups, among other useful and interesting interviews, infographics, stories and member news. Feedback and contribution offers are always appreciated. Please contact:sarah.lawton@ukspa.org.uk

Win a free place on a Commercialising Genomic Research course

3 Aug 2018

Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are kindly offering one lucky PraxisAuril member a free place on their Commercialising Genomic Research course 1-3 October in return for writing a short piece about the course which they may publish on their website

A New Model for Technology Transfer: Making an Impact in Saudi Arabia

24 Jul 2018

Innovation is at the heart of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology’s (KAUST) mission. Few universities, if any, have been founded with as unique and clear a vision of addressing our shared global challenges of food, water, energy, and the environment through education and research. As part of that mission, the KAUST Innovation department helps put this knowledge to use by enabling our researchers and faculty to create products and services that will have an impact locally in Saudi Arabia and throughout the world.

NC3Rs 2018 CRACK IT Challenges and launch event announced

23 Jul 2018

The NC3Rs is launching the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition at an event in central London on 6 September 2018. The 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. There are four Sponsors: Galvani Bioelectronics, GSK, MRC Harwell Institute and Sanofi Pasteur EU.

A fresh start for innovation funding in Wales?

23 Jul 2018

PraxisAuril has responded to the Reid Review of Government Funded Research & Innovation in Wales (June 2018), underlining the importance of KE professionals in delivering the ambition of the report recommendations.

Research England Development (RED) Fund for research and KE

2 Jul 2018

Research England has launched a new fund to drive innovation in research and knowledge exchange in higher education.

NASA uses antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham to assess the impact of space flight on the immune system

2 Jul 2018

NASA uses antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham to assess the impact of space flight on the immune system

Inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows are announced  

2 Jul 2018

Twenty of Scotland’s most talented entrepreneurs eager to start up their business right here in Scotland are announced as the inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows. They are the employers of tomorrow, innovating for the future and complete the 40 entrepreneurs participating in the Unlocking Ambition Challenge as announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor

2 Jul 2018

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor

Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

29 Jun 2018

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to test ideas for increasing the adoption of practices that improve productivity.

State of the Relationship 2018

27 Jun 2018

The NCUB has launched its annual State of the Relationship report

LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer career training fellowships

22 Jun 2018

LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer career training fellowships

NPL announces unique Fellowships programme to support the world’s leading scientists beyond funding cycles

21 Jun 2018

NPL’s Measurement Fellowships will enable the exploration and development of research that will shape the future of the UK Unique programme will break the mould of research funding, giving leaders in their field access to long term investment and support

Spinouts UK Quarterly: Improving the commercialisation process

20 Jun 2018

The editorial in the latest Quarterly Journal notes the development of the KEF and the discussions that PraxisAuril and others are having to ensure that the resulting system provides a real boost for the commercialisation of university research.

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

20 Jun 2018

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK tests first of its kind vaccine to treat lung cancer

14 Jun 2018

Cancer Research UK tests first of its kind vaccine to treat lung cancer

Cancer Research UK appoints new chief business officer

13 Jun 2018

Tony Hickson is to join Cancer Research UK as the charity’s new chief business officer.

International Business Festival, 12 - 28 June, Liverpool 

7 Jun 2018

International Business Festival, 12 - 28 June, Liverpool 

Birmingham-China collaboration to develop new drugs for global epidemics

7 Jun 2018

Birmingham-China collaboration to develop new drugs for global epidemics

Barclays Midlands Growth Fund event: Friday, 15 June 2018

7 Jun 2018

Barclays Midlands Growth Fund event

June expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme

7 Jun 2018

The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to enhance UK civil aerospace.

Licensing Executives Society Britain & Ireland Annual Conference 2018

5 Jun 2018

Licensing Executives Society Britain & Ireland Annual Conference 2018

RSE Enterprise Fellowships: Next Round Opens in July 2018

4 Jun 2018

RSE Enterprise Fellowships: Next Round Opens in July 2018

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

4 Jun 2018

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

How Transport Innovation will power the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Corridor

4 Jun 2018

The Transport Systems Catapults (TSC) would like to invite you to their latest showcase event in Oxford, this time focusing on 'How Transport Innovation will power the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Corridor'.

Data Science and Big Data Showcase for Businesses

22 May 2018

The University of Hertfordshire will be hosting the Data Science and Big Data showcase for businesses on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.

£18 Million fund to tackle six biggest themes in brain tumour research launched

2 May 2018

The Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Awards* have been launched in partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity.

Annual General Meeting - Praxis Courses Ltd, 17 May 2018

27 Apr 2018

Annual General Meeting  Praxis Courses Ltd Thursday 17 May 2018 at 4.30pm

PraxisAuril Spring Conference 2018 Press Release

23 Apr 2018

With just under a month to go, preparations for the PraxisAuril spring conference are nearing completion.

Winners of the British Expertise International Awards 2018 have been announced

13 Apr 2018

Congratulations to Public Health England (PHE)’s Business Development Team for winning the British Expertise International Awards 2018 under “international healthcare project” category for “Fast-track global collaborations to conquer emergencies such as Ebola and Zika”.

University of Birmingham to lead Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA)

11 Apr 2018

The University of Birmingham is to lead a connected system of incubators and accelerators that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award announced today by Research England.

HE Provider Data – Business and community interaction survey 2016/17 is now available

10 Apr 2018

How do HE providers engage with business and communities?

Joint Oxford University Innovation and Imperial Innovations Internship

5 Apr 2018

This is a unique opportunity to work with two world-class Technology Transfer Offices on a joint internship program and springboard your career into the world of Technology Transfer.

Brainomix Secures £7m ($9.8m) Investment to Tackle Strokes with AI

3 Apr 2018

Brainomix builds on partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim for AI-assisted fast treatment of stroke victims in latest venture round.

General Catalyst Leads Seed Round in 6D.ai to Bring the AR Cloud into Reality

3 Apr 2018

6D.ai, an augmented reality (AR) spinout from the University of Oxford, has officially launched. The spinout can project AR onto objects through smartphones, unlocking a huge number of potential applications for the burgeoning sector. The spinout is the 150th from Oxford University, and the first Oxford University company to start life in the US. Seed investors include General Catalyst, the world’s largest university venture fund Oxford Sciences Innovation, and Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.