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New guidance for arts and cultural organisations seeking to partner with universities

8 Nov 2016

New guidance to support arts and cultural organisations seeking to partner with universities has been produced jointly by Arts Council England and University Alliance.

2017 Training Schedule announced

4 Nov 2016

PraxisUnico is delighted to announce the 2017 Training Schedule.

Knowledge Exchange Framework portal launched

3 Nov 2016

HEFCE's Knowledge Exchange Framework portal is now live.

PraxisUnico giving evidence to Select Committee

2 Nov 2016

Dr Phil Clare, Chair of PraxisUnico's Advocacy Committee, will be appearing in front of MP's at today's Science & Technology Select Committee hearing.

Lambert Toolkit Update Launched

6 Oct 2016

The Intellectual Property Office has launched 'Lambert 2' - an update to the Lambert Toolkit for Research Collaborations.

PraxisUnico & AURIL propose creation of new single organisation: Consultation Opens

5 Oct 2016

A consultation process launches today to collect views of the AURIL and PraxisUnico membership on the proposed development of a new organisation.

SBRI Healthcare fund opens: apply for up to £1.1m

27 Sep 2016

The fund focuses on 3 main areas within general practice

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 - Podcast - Part 3

23 Sep 2016

Part 3 of the PraxisUnico Conference podcasts, Malcolm Skingle and other speakers including Robert Sorrell speaks about "Innovating Exploitation Models"

New issue of KEC Matters magazine: Sept 2016

23 Sep 2016

The latest issue looks at the KE Framework, the State of the Profession report and shares success stories and developments

Government responds to Patent Rules 2007 consultation

8 Aug 2016

11 proposals will be brought into effect, as detailed in the response document.

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 - Podcast - Part 2

22 Jul 2016

Part 2 of the PraxisUnico Conference podcasts, Dr David Secher and Gloria Wu speaks about "IP & working with China: extract from Building with BRICS and planning for MINTS."

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 - KE Framework Podcast

6 Jul 2016

The first of our Conference podcasts is now available, sponsored by Forresters.

PraxisUnico response to the EU Referendum

24 Jun 2016

The UK leads the way in Europe on translating research into innovation and we hope to continue to be able to play a key role, collaborating with our colleagues in excellent businesses and universities throughout the continent.

PraxisUnico Conference Chronicle

17 Jun 2016

Hot off the presses, our conference newsletter.

University of Birmingham invest to double spin outs in five years

20 May 2016

The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.

Warwick Ventures' Medherant secures further funding

6 May 2016

Mercia Fund Management has followed up on its first investment in 2015 with follow-on capital to Medherant Ltd. A total of £250,000 from both Mercia’s third-party University Growth Fund and Growth Fund 4 will allow Medherant to continue product development. Medherant has moved to new laboratories, and KEC professional Andrew Lee has been seconded from Warwick Ventures to the project.

PraxisUnico co-founder, Lita Nelsen, retires after 30 years at MIT

4 May 2016

Lita Nelsen co-founded Praxis Courses Ltd, in 2002, with Professor David Secher, then Director of Research Services at Cambridge University.

And the 2016 PraxisUnico Conference Scholarship Awardee is...

4 May 2016

Dr Emma Elliott RTTP was the successful applicant for the Inteum sponsored scholarship to attend this year's PraxisUnico Conference

Knowledge Transfer Ireland launch new research agreement templates for business and Irish research organisations

26 Apr 2016

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the national office with responsibility for the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, has today launched its latest resource.

Biotech Innovation Prize - entries close April 30th

19 Apr 2016

Since 2009, Innovation Prize awards the most innovative startups (<8 years old) and the best research academic groups that are developing cutting edge technologies in the field of life sciences (Biotech, Medtech, m/e-health, diagnostics). The Innovation Prize of Universal Biotech aims to promote on an international scale the most innovative projects in the field of Life Sciences. The awarding ceremony will be held at the Innovation Days 2016, a networking BtoB event which will take place at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris, on October the 3rd & the 4th.

Sanofi Opens Partnering Office in Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

15 Apr 2016

Collaboration Reinforces Commitment to Bringing Breakthrough Science to the Clinic and Accelerating Translation of Innovation into Treatments for Patient

Apollo Therapeutics appoint Dr Richard Butt CEO

15 Apr 2016

Apollo Therapeutics, the investment fund focused on driving therapeutic innovation through university collaboration, has appointed Dr Richard Butt as CEO, effective from 23 May 2016.

Funding competition: Energy Catalyst round 4

13 Apr 2016

Up to £9m is available from DFID and EPSRC to support projects relevant to the needs of developing country communities to access affordable clean and resilient energy.

PraxisUnico offers AESIS Partnership deal for members

5 Apr 2016

PraxisUnico members can join the Network for the Assessment & Evaluation of the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS) Network free of charge and benefit from additional discounts and services

Plenary Speakers at PraxisUnico Conference 2016

22 Mar 2016

We profile some of the speakers who will feature at this year's Conference. Speakers include the KE Framework Champion, Prof Trevor McMillan; Head of Partnerships, BBC Research & Development, Sam Chadwick; and many more...

NCUB: National Survey of Academics Report launched

23 Feb 2016

NCUB have completed a new survey of over 18,000 academics in the UK looking at the changing state of Knowledge Exchange. The report looks at academic interactions with external organisations. The report shows that 30% of academics actively work with private companies, and the bulk of research taking place is user-inspired or applied.

Oxford spinout Zegami launches data discovery software to manage “information tsunami”

9 Feb 2016

Oxford spinout provides data discovery software to manage and sort collections of images and data visually.

Another leap towards beating cancer

28 Jan 2016

Cancer Research Technology enter into a licence agreement with international pharmaceutical company MSD to develop inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) for cancer and blood dissorder. The new drugs potentially have clinical applications in both cancer and non-cancer blood disorders.

Armourers & Brasiers open their 2016 Competition with £25,000 prize

27 Jan 2016

The application period is now open for the 2016 Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize.

The IPO introduces five year strategy to support innovation and creativity

26 Jan 2016

First published on 21st January 2016 the Intellectual Property Office has proudly introduced their five year strategy.

Unique world wide collaboration to drive Therapeutic Innovation

25 Jan 2016

Technology transfer professionals are at it again with todays launch of Apollo Therapeutics. Leading universities and PraxisUnico members Imperial College London, UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge compile investment fund of £40m with globad pharmaseutical companies AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

An International collaboration into research on graphene and 2D materials

21 Jan 2016

The University of Manchester, PraxisUnico member, and Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, in Abu Dhabi launch collaborative research into graphene and 2D materials to develop desalination, energy and defence applications and various engineering applications.

Ireland launches National IP Protocol 2016

20 Jan 2016

“Inspiring Partnership - national IP Protocol 2016” (an update to the Protocol published in 2012) continues the Irish State’s aim of making the process of engagement between business and the research base in Ireland more straightforward.

PraxisUnico announce 2016 Training Calendar

19 Jan 2016

The training schedule for 2016 is now available to view.

University of Bristol launches Enterprise Fund for investors and spin outs

18 Jan 2016

Investments are growing for the researchers at University of Bristol. The 'Enterprise Fund' was launched on 15th January to provide extra support for spin-outs and tax relief for individual investors who are purchase shares in those new companies.

The University of Cambridge's Tech Transfer Office breaks new records for success

14 Jan 2016

PraxisUnico member Cambridge Enterprise have achieved new highs for spin-out investment

Oxford Professor develops tiny metallic mesh tubes to treat patients with brain aneurysms

7 Jan 2016

An Oxford spin-out is developing advanced tiny metallic mesh tube devices invented by engineers and clinicians at the University to treat patients suffering from brain aneurysms.

Dowling Review - the issues and the future

5 Jan 2016

A group of 5 UK TTOs have pulled together some thoughts about Dowling and its references to TTOs in the attached paper.

IP Pragmatics opens new office in Edinburgh

16 Dec 2015

IP Pragmatics, an IP and business development consulting firm, expands its operations in the UK with a new office in Edinburgh.

Cornwall Innovation at Plymouth University receives sector-first national accreditation

8 Dec 2015

Plymouth University has become the first higher education institution in the country to receive a national innovation accreditation in recognition of its support for small and medium-sized businesses in Devon and Cornwall.

Royal Society of Chemistry Competition

8 Dec 2015

Register your interest for the Emerging Technologies Competition 2016...

Apply for the Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award

8 Dec 2015

The Pioneer Award will fund research into truly innovative, ground-breaking ideas with the potential to lead to new discoveries

Do you even knowledge exchange, bro?

2 Dec 2015

Lana Semykina, KEC Officer at The Genome Analysis Centre on the importance of knowledge exchange

Business Schools win at the Small Business Charter awards

1 Dec 2015

Including Staffordshire University, De Montfort University and University of Portsmouth...

Science|Business report on steps to success in technology transfer

1 Dec 2015

PraxisUnico are mentioned in this interesting Science|Business report...

The Success of Imperial Innovations

1 Dec 2015

Read the article on Imperial's commercialisation success...

Read PraxisUnico's Response to the Comprehensive Spending Review

26 Nov 2015

Protect the UK’s global excellence in KEC

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) hosted the Chancellor and Business Secretary for Momentous Deal

26 Nov 2015

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a result of the collaboration between University of Coventry and Unipart, was chosen as the venue for a momentous announcement.

Setsquared ranked top university incubator in the world

26 Nov 2015

It was announced an their annual investment evening in London by UBI Global

Birmingham's Business Growth Outstrips Other UK Cities

25 Nov 2015

Birmingham has seen the biggest growth in start-ups of all UK core cities with a 95% increase in new companies in 2014-15.

Event: The Wales Festival of Innovation

25 Nov 2015

The Wales Festival of Innovation is a partnership between ESTNet, Knowledge Transfer Network and Welsh Government to showcase innovation and the role it plays in economic growth.

Engineering research Hubs to be built at Southampton and Brunel Universities

25 Nov 2015

These £20m research centres will ease the commercialisation of engineering technology

GSK and Cambridge Strategic Partnership collaboration to develop ‘game-changing’ medicines

25 Nov 2015

The collaboration will bring together a variety of unique and complementary expertise and capabilities to develop

Event Report: Innovate 2015

19 Nov 2015

PraxisUnico very much enjoyed meeting members and making new contracts at Innovate2015 last week.

University of Oxford Extends Strategic Alliance with Summit Therapeutics

19 Nov 2015

It has been announced that the collaboration working to develop a treatment for DMD has been extended.

IP Guidance for UK-China Collaborations

18 Nov 2015

Find the latest Intellectual Property Toolkit for UK-China collaborations here

UK-China Research Innovation Partnership Fund

17 Nov 2015

Find out more about the Newton Fund, including Newton Advanced Fellowships, Newton Mobility Grants, Research and Innovation Bridges