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PraxisUnico and Hong Kong Trade Development Council announce signing of MoU

17 Feb 2014

A MoU has been signed between PraxisUnico and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) with a view to exploring opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations.

PraxisUnico supports research commercialisation in India

4 Feb 2014

Dr Jeff Skinner, PraxisUnico Training Committee member and Executive Director, Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London Business School took part in a workshop on research commercialisation.

Event Report: Advanced Technology Transfer

23 Jan 2014

Advanced Technology Transfer Event report - 28-31 August 2012, Campinas, Brazil

Event Report: Building International University–Business Partnerships, Japan

23 Jan 2014

Building International University–Business Partnerships, Japan - 12 January 2012

Event Report: Intellectual property management workshop - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

23 Jan 2014

Intellectual property management workshop - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 11 November 2012

Event Report: Technology Transfer - Colombian Innovation Managers

23 Jan 2014

Technology Transfer - Colombian Innovation Managers, 23-25 September 2013, Cambridge

Event Report: Effective Licensing and IP Best Practice in Technology Transfer

23 Jan 2014

Event Report: Effective Licensing and IP Best Practice in Technology Transfer - August 2014, Shanghai and Fuzhou, China

Past Winners of the Impact Awards

23 Jan 2014

The winners of past Impact Awards from 2009-2013

Event Report: Technology Transfer - Colombian Prosperity & Innovation Managers

23 Jan 2014

Technology Transfer - Colombian Prosperity & Innovation Managers, 13-15 September 2012, Cambridge

PraxisUnico welcomes the announcement of a Scottish Innovation Forum

25 Oct 2013

PraxisUnico welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government of the establishment of an Innovation Forum as part of its Innovation Scotland initiative to help facilitate increased knowledge exchange between Scotland's Universities and its business communities.

PraxisUnico responds to the Witty Report

22 Oct 2013

PraxisUnico welcomes Sir Andrew Witty’s report reviewing the contribution of universities to economic growth.  We are pleased Sir Andrew has acknowledged the great contribution UK universities have made to innovation and economic growth over many years, and welcome the challenge to do even better.

News from recent PraxisUnico International activities

10 Oct 2013

Here's a round-up of PraxisUnico's recent International activities intended to share the very best in UK knowledge and technology transfer around the globe.

News from the PraxisUnico Directors' Forum

27 Sep 2013

On the 9 September 2013 PraxisUnico hosted an event for Directors from PraxisUnico member institutions to discuss and debate key themes.

UK’s Leading Bodies Join Forces to Suggest Improvements to the European Union Structural Fund in Sup

18 Jul 2013

Cambridge, 18 July 2013 – A letter drafted by the UK’s leading bodies supporting innovation and the commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact has highlighted significant issues with the European Regional Development Fund programme (ERDF).  PraxisUnico, AURIL and ARMA believe that ERDF is compromising the university sector’s engagement in local economic development. The letter, addressed to the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP and copied to other Government ministers and senior officials, outlines six key issues and suggests how these might be overcome.

Open Letter to Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP regarding ERDF

18 Jul 2013

This open letter addressed to the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP and copied to other Government ministers and senior officials, outlines six key issues regarding European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

PraxisUnico comments on the Government's response to the 'Valley of Death' report

16 Jul 2013

Cambridge, UK, 16 July 2013 – PraxisUnico, the UK’s leading research commercialisation body, comments on the Government’s response to the Science and Technology Committee’s report Bridging the valley of death: improving the commercialisation of research.

PraxisUnico reports from IPO/Big Innovation Centre Triple Helix Conference

9 Jul 2013

This conference held a lunchtime session hosted by the Intellectual Property Office and the Big Innovation Centre on the theme of universities in open innovation.

Tim Wilson announces winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards

14 Jun 2013

Cambridge, UK, 14 June 2013 – Tim Wilson widely acknowledged as being one of the leading thinkers in university/business collaboration and Chair of the judging panel announced the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards at a glittering ceremony in Nottingham last night.

PraxisUnico: British American Trade & Investment 2013/14 article

10 Jun 2013

British American Trade & Investment handbook is for those US companies involved in, or considering expansion into the UK to which PraxisUnico authored an article about the successful collaborations between US companies and UK universities.

PraxisUnico: What Industry Wants From Academia, 7-8 May Event Report

9 Apr 2013

PraxisUnico welcomed nearly 250 delegates and speakers to What Industry Wants From Academia - the largest UK networking event of its type. Here follows the Event Report.

PraxisUnico attends Embassy-hosted dinner in Japan

20 Mar 2013

David Secher attended the AUTM Asia 2013 in Kyoto, as a guest of the British Embassy (Tokyo) Science and Innovation Team (Head: Kevin Knappett).

PraxisUnico comments on the government's Bridging the Valley of Death report

13 Mar 2013

Cambridge, UK, 13 March 2013 - PraxisUnico welcomes the report.  Addressing the issues raised in the report is critical for the health of the UK Innovation system.

Looking forward to working with members in 2013

8 Jan 2013

A message from Dr Douglas Robertson to members rounding up 2012 and looking forward to 2013.

PraxisUnico's response to HMRC's Enterprise Management Incentives: extending access for academic emp

13 Dec 2012

HMRC has now published the responses it received during its consultation on EMI. In light of the evidence received from respondents about the government does not intend to proceed with any EMI changes designed to extend access for academic employees.

PraxisUnico publishes the PraxisUnico Salary & Incentives Survey, 2010/11

6 Nov 2012

We are pleased to announce that the above survey has recently been published and shared with participants.

PraxisUnico announces alliance with UK Innovation Forum

21 Sep 2012

PraxisUnico is delighted to announce that it has formed an alliance with the UK Innovation Forum a forum for businesses that use leading edge technology produced by British universities and research institutions.

PraxisUnico's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration with Rt Hon David Willetts and Sir Richard Lambert

18 Sep 2012

On the 17 September PraxisUnico celebrated 10 years of success and was delighted to have as its keynote speakers the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science and Sir Richard Lambert the former Director-General of the CBI (currently Chancellor of the University of Warwick) at a House of Commons reception for 170 key sector stakeholders.  This reception marked 10 years of technology/knowledge transfer training by PraxisUnico.

PraxisUnico's response to the IPO Copyright Consultation

27 Jul 2012

The Government has now published the responses it received during its consultation on Copyright. This article summarises PraxisUnico's submission.

PraxisUnico's letter to Research Fortnight: IP Muddle

25 Jul 2012

This week Research Fortnight published a letter from PraxisUnico in response to its article "Open Access Misunderstood by Latest Generation of Doctoral Students"

PraxisUnico comments on Government’s follow up to the Wilson Review

27 Jun 2012

Cambridge, UK, 27 June 2012, PraxisUnico comments on the Government’s follow up to the Wilson Review of Business-University Collaboration.

The Impact Awards winners

15 Jun 2012

Cambridge, UK, 15 June 2012 - Maggie Philbin, who regularly provides comment on technology for the BBC, revealed the winners at PraxisUnico’s glittering Impact Award ceremony in Portsmouth last night which recognises the impact of intellectual assets from research.

Report shows university spinout companies are surviving longer

14 Jun 2012

A PraxisUnico report reveals that despite the continuing difficult economic background the number of university spinouts has stayed constant over the past five years, also companies are surviving longer than before.

PraxisUnico members invited to contribute to HESA review of HEBCIS data set

27 Apr 2012

HESA is presently undertaking a review of the HEBCIS data set. PraxisUnico has been asked to become a member of the Review Group alongside a handful of individual universities, TSB, Funding Councils, CBI, CIHE and Research Councils.

The PraxisUnico Spinouts UK Survey - note to PraxisUnico members

11 Apr 2012

PraxisUnico partners - Young Company Finance (YCF) - is currently carrying out the research for the second Annual Report for the Survey.  As many as possible of the (still trading) spinouts in the database have been contacted, and YCF will shortly be approaching all university TTOs with listings incorporating the latest updates which they can find. Please help ensure that the information is as up to date as possible by looking through the listings provided by YCF.

International Technology Transfer Beijing Conference 2012 summary

11 Apr 2012

PraxisUnico attended this conference on 26-27 March 2012 as guests of the organisers to represent PraxisUnico members' interests and to facilitate partnering organisations in China.

Nature: Innovation & opportunities for technology transfer

11 Apr 2012

PraxisUnico features in this article in the journal <em>Nature</em> about opportunities and paths for those seeking technology transfer roles.

Catapult Centres and the interactions with the research base - a note from the PraxisUnico Chair

16 Mar 2012

This note is a summary of a recent meeting.  It represents a personal summary of the event and should not be taken as an official record, which will be produced separately.

PraxisUnico, ARMA and AURIL issue joint statement supporting open-access publishing of research data

9 Mar 2012

The three associations issue a joint statement to support Open Access as a means of enabling wide access to research results.

PraxisUnico Chair rounds-up the Young & Emerging Healthcare Businesses event

2 Mar 2012

Douglas Robertson closing remarks from a successful event dedicated to Young &amp Emerging Healthcare Businesses on 1 March 2012.