21 May 2019
The Knowledge Exchange Team at Cranfield University would like to invite you to join the Knowledge Exchange Best Practice Group. This Group has been established to provide a forum where KE practitioners in higher education have an opportunity to discuss best practice, gain insights and updates on the KE landscape and build a support network. This member-led initiative provides another opportunity for PraxisAuril members to get-together and share day-to-day work experiences and expertise.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
15 Mar 2019
PraxisAuril and ARMA have submitted a joint response to Research England's Knowledge Exchange Consultation.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
3 Jan 2019
The Transport Systems Catapult's (TSC) Academic Network for Intelligent Mobility (ANIM) is currently the primary method of communicating with TSC's academic stakeholders and researchers to tell them about our latest news events and opportunities. The network facilitates an environment for exchange of ideas, knowledge, learning and the opportunity to promote collaboration.
3 Jan 2019
Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers
13 Dec 2018
This Quarter's edition of Spinouts UK looks at the ways in which universities can make the most of their environment with spotlights on Swansea University and the Midlands MIRA initiative.
12 Dec 2018
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our members for their support over the past year. I hope you can take a moment to celebrate what we achieved with that support by reading on, and onto a short summary of our 2018 impact.
11 Dec 2018
The 145th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI) - 8-12 April 2019 - University of Cambridge
6 Dec 2018
PraxisAuril member the Institute for Cancer Research has released a report looking at cancer drug delivery in the NHS and the rate of drug development across different types of cancer. ‘Patent to Patient’ analysed the regulatory regime and found that NHS patients are waiting longer for new cancer drugs because of delays in taking them through clinical trials and getting them approved for use.
26 Nov 2018
Research England has published three documents that will help higher education institutions (HEIs) prepare for the upcoming consultation on the future Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). The documents are:
2 Nov 2018
CRACK IT Solutions are currently looking for collaborators for 3 new innovations: 1. A human micro-liver system for reliable safety and efficacy testing 2. Developing an automated test of recognition memory in rodents 3. Assessing aquatic organism health status non-invasively
10 Oct 2018
The finalists of the 2018 IET Innovation Awards have been announced! Chosen from over 350 original entries, the shortlist includes life-changing innovations in categories including Communications, Healthcare, Sustainability, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer. The winners will be announced at an exclusive black-tie ceremony, hosted by comedy actor and writer Sally Phillips. The evening will offer attendees the chance to network with the finalists and visit a showcase of some of the shortlisted innovations in action. Two new awards will be presented: the Young Innovators Award, for young engineering professionals, and the IET and E&T Innovation of the Year, a new top prize awarded to one of the category winners. You can see the full shortlist as well as how you can book tickets for the ceremony at www.theiet.org/innovation. The IET Innovation Awards 2018 14 November 2018 | The Brewery | London
28 Sep 2018
Carbogenics, a spin out from the University of Edinburgh has secured the coveted first prize at the 2018 Converge Challenge awards with their innovative waste solution. Turning low value paper waste products into a carbon-rich material, their revolutionary product CreChar improves biogas production and enhances digestate as a sustainable alternative to energy-intense mineral fertilisers.
27 Sep 2018
Mill & Reeve Autumn in-house adviser forum will be the first of a series of guided workshops dealing with crisis management and prevention, hosted by specialist lawyers and inviting active participation from delegates. If you have war stories to relate, we will be interested to hear them. If you have questions to ask, we will do our best to answer them. If you prefer silent observation, that’s fine too!
17 Sep 2018
In September, Research Consulting launched the final report from a major project looking at research contract management across 30 UK and Australian universities
12 Sep 2018
Central Queensland University is leading a cross-institutional research project that investigates the continuing low level of collaboration between industry and the research sector. It is a fundamental first step in developing stakeholder-driven strategies to more effectively facilitate collaborative partnerships. The project is funded by a grant from Central Queensland University and has been approved by the Central Queensland University Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number 21006.
11 Sep 2018
The Catapult network was set up to help bridge the gap between academia and industry within the UK. The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) does this within the area of Intelligent Mobility (IM). By working with key academic institutions and industrial partners we aim to ensure that innovative technologies and business models make it out of university research labs and into mainstream usage.
7 Sep 2018
The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through academic and business partnerships.
7 Sep 2018
The finalists have been announced for Scotland’s leading higher education company creation programme, illustrating that Scotland’s academic community continues to thrive as a collective entrepreneurial hub.
31 Aug 2018
Join biodata at the Welcome Genome Campus on Thursday 15th November (1.30pm - 6.30pm) to explore changing healthcare through the convergence of data and biology. The summit is designed for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. Open to all. The Campus is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology in the heart of Cambridgeshire home of the Cambridge Phenomenon and globally significant companies and innovations across bioscience, medicine and technology. The 2018 congress will feature leaders from industry, investment and academia discussing opportunities for disrupting the healthcare industry and constructing sustainable business models and will explore building sustainable healthcare businesses with biodata.