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Design Council and MedCity launch new ‘independent living’ medtech competition

2 Sep 2015

MedCity and Design Council have today launched a competition to win a ten-week accelerator coaching course for medtech entrepreneurs to develop effective, usable and commercially successful health technologies that can support older people or those with debilitating medical conditions to lead more independent lives.

Smart protein to ease production of food and care formulations

1 Sep 2015

A sustainable, natural surfactant that offers greater manufacturing stability compared with conventional materials could soon be available for use in food, home and personal care products.

Continuous glucose telemetry to enhance research and improve animal welfare & Mouse Identification Matters

27 Aug 2015

Somark Innovations is seeking partners to adopt and evaluate their Labstamp mouse identification system. Labstamp is a more refined permanent method of identification; offering the lowest rate of misidentification, the best study data capture accuracy and the best animal welfare. Data Sciences International (DSI) is seeking partners to adopt their implantable telemetry device capable of providing continuous, real-time measurements of blood glucose, temperature, and activity in rats to facilitate research to demonstrate the scientific and animal welfare benefits of the technology.

Edinburgh sets new record for company creation on campus

26 Aug 2015

A record number of 44 spin-out and start-up companies have been established through the University of Edinburgh's enterprise support network in the past 12 months.

Calling all Pioneers! Cancer Research launch funding scheme

26 Aug 2015

The Pioneer Award will provide grants of £200,000 over two years for higher-risk, novel research ideas with the potential to be game-changing research projects.

Oxford spinout uses nanoparticles to target tough cancers

25 Aug 2015

A new Oxford spinout is planning to commercialise titania nanoparticles capable of generating cancer-killing free oxygen radicals in tandem with radiotherapy to treat patients with malignant tumours.

PraxisUnico responds to Dowling Review

2 Jul 2015

PraxisUnico welcomes today’s publication of the Dowling Review of Business-University Research collaborations and in particular the recognition it gives to the role of TTOs in the Review’s balanced and informed recommendations.

PraxisUnico Conference 2015: reports

19 Jun 2015

Presentations and reports are now available from the PraxisUnico Conference 2015.

HEFCE: Good practice in knowledge exchange: Request for evidence by 6 July

18 Jun 2015

HEFCE is inviting evidence from higher education institutions, business, and other users and professional bodies to contribute to a guide to good practice in knowledge exchange.

New PraxisUnico Chair announced at AGM: Report

17 Jun 2015

The finalists for each of The Impact Awards categories - Contribution to Business, Contribution to Society and Outstanding KEC Initiative - were announced last night at the PraxisUnico Conference.

PraxisUnico publish Strategic Plan 2015-2020

12 Jun 2015

PraxisUnico announced its strategic plan 2015-2020 at the PraxisUnico Conference 2015.

RCUK and PraxisUnico announce The Impact Awards 2015 Finalists

12 Jun 2015

The finalists for each of The Impact Awards categories - Contribution to Business, Contribution to Society and Outstanding KEC Initiative - were announced last night at the PraxisUnico Conference.

HEFCE publication - SME population in England & University collaboration opportunities

28 May 2015

This is a timely production of an evidence base. UK Universities are already implementing a variety of strategies to support adoption of knowledge by SMEs and drive local growth.

PraxisUnico view on UK Patent Filing figures

27 May 2015

The fall in the number of UK patents is reported as a failure to commercialise research: PraxisUnico explores that interpretation.

The Impact Awards 2014

19 May 2015

The Impact Awards: for knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.

Busting myths of university-business relations

15 May 2015

We are pleased to see PraxisUnico and AURIL are referenced in HEFCE's blog, "Can we bust the myths of university-business relations?"

Notice of PraxisUnico AGM 2015

13 May 2015

The PraxisUnico Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 12 June 2015 at 0845-0900, at Croke Park, Dublin, during the PraxisUnico Conference.

Higher Education Guide And Toolkit On Export Controls

8 May 2015

The Higher Education Guide And Toolkit On Export Controls and the ATAS Student Vetting Scheme provides guidance on consultancy activity in this area.

Technology Transfer Briefing

30 Apr 2015

The Technology Transfer Offices of Edinburgh, Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and UCL have collaborated to produce a briefing paper, "UK University Technology Transfer : behind the headlines".

Higher Education Guide And Toolkit On Export Controls and the ATAS Student Vetting Scheme

28 Apr 2015

The Higher Education Guide And Toolkit On Export Controls and the ATAS Student Vetting Scheme assists with issues around export control and technology transfer activity.

Delegates to the Praxis Unico Annual Conference and the UK Science Park Association Conference (also

25 Mar 2015

Delegates to the Praxis Unico Annual Conference and the UK Science Park Association Conference (also at Croke Park) will be joining together for a networking lunch on Thursday 11 June and also are sharing the morning refreshment break.

Easy Access IP Report from NCUB and PraxisUnico

25 Mar 2015

PraxisUnico welcomes the report on the EasyAccess IP initiative released today by NCUB, carried out in partnership with PraxisUnico and commissioned from IP Pragmatics.

PraxisUnico & UKSPA Networking Lunch at PraxisUnico Conference

25 Mar 2015

Delegates to the PraxisUnico Annual Conference and the UK Science Park Association Conference (also at Croke Park) will be joining together for a networking lunch on Thursday 11 June, and also are sharing the morning refreshment break.

PraxisUnico responds to the Dowling Review

12 Mar 2015

PraxisUnico's response to the Dowling Review of business university collaborations sets out our views on how business university collaborations can be supported successfully and for the long-term.

PraxisUnico Conference Sponsors announced

25 Feb 2015

PraxisUnico is pleased to announce that Knowledge Transfer Ireland, RCUK, Haseltine Lake LLP and Ximbio are sponsoring the 2015 Conference, "Expanding Horizons".

PraxisUnico Helps Coventry University's Technology Transfer Intern Programme Fly

16 Feb 2015

Coventry University's Intellectual Property Commercialisation Office has developed a Technology Transfer Internship Programme, which includes training courses from PraxisUnico - a case study of how the programme has been delivered to international interns is now available.

PraxisUnico & RCUK Impact Awards open for entries!

16 Feb 2015

RCUK and PraxisUnico are working together to deliver a joint competition to reward and recognize knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.

PraxisUnico Conference 2015 Programme

6 Feb 2015

The provisional programme for PraxisUnico's 2015 Conference, Expanding Horizons is now available.

PraxisUnico response to HEFCE's business plan 2015-2020

6 Feb 2015

PraxisUnico welcomes HEFCE’s commitment to sector leadership at a time of financial and regulatory uncertainty.

In Memoriam: Dr Allyson Reed

4 Feb 2015

The PraxisUnico community was saddened to hear the news of the sudden death of Dr Allyson Reed, who passed away on Monday 19 January.

Brazilian universities and research organisations meet with PraxisUnico

14 Jan 2015

Nessa Carey, International Director at PraxisUnico recently met a number of delegations from Brazil at the request of the FCO and IPO.

New Practical Guide: Confidentiality Agreements - out now

14 Jan 2015

The new Practical Guide is out now and free for members of PraxisUnico.

Patent Box scheme removal

9 Jan 2015

PraxisUnico considers the implications of the proposal to remove the Patent Box scheme.

PraxisUnico response to the Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy

19 Dec 2014

PraxisUnico examines the Government's "Plan for growth: science and innovation strategy" and its implications for knowledge exchange.

The REF impact agenda builds the right incentives into the system - a view from the REF Panel

18 Dec 2014

PraxisUnico board member and Director of Academic Liaison at GSK, Malcolm Skingle, describes his involvement in the REF assessment from his perspective as a user of university research outputs.

Sector responds to the Autumn Statement

4 Dec 2014

The Autumn Statement