Cancer Research Technology, UCL, and Tusk Therapeutics join forces to develop cancer immunotherapies
7 Feb 2017
Cancer Research UK's commercial arm, Tusk Therapeutics and UCL announce a new collaborative agreement.
1 Feb 2017
Since 2012, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst tenants have raised more than £200m.
26 Jan 2017
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham will be presenting jointly at an invitation-only event held by Mercia Technologies PLC, one of the UK’s leading investors in early-stage technology companies, including university spin-out companies.
20 Jan 2017
A majority stake in Cambridge Graphene, a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, has been acquired by UK-based firm Versarien.
19 Jan 2017
The Prime Minister announced a Review of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), led by an industry expert with a background in the UK’s science and technology sector.
MRC Technology, Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology collaborate to focus on cancer immunnotherapies
19 Jan 2017
Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology and MRC Technology are joining forces to identify and validate novel drug discovery targets that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments.
11 Jan 2017
Minister Jo Johnson gave evidence today in the final session of the Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry ‘Managing IP and Technology Transfer’. Launched in July 2016, the Inquiry has heard from a range of sector stakeholders including PraxisUnico and several of our member universities.
11 Jan 2017
The University of Birmingham has made the first investment from its £5m University of Birmingham Spinout Investment fund, to Smart Antenna Technologies, a spinout founded in 2013 to develop a new generation of antenna for smart phones and laptops.
20 Dec 2016
This bulletin contains news and opportunities in research and innovation collaboration between the UK and China
20 Dec 2016
Tamsin Mann, PraxisUnico's Policy Officer, has a look at the year in review.
19 Dec 2016
Following on from PraxisUnico's evidence given last month, the Committee continue to hear evidence on “Management of IP and Technology Transfer”.
16 Dec 2016
Oxford Sciences Innovation plc (OSI) , created by The University of Oxford and Isis Innovation, to commercialise academic ideas into market-leading companies, has successfully raised £230m to fund spin-out companies. The funds will provide capital and scaling expertise to companies spun-out of the university.
16 Dec 2016
Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK. £190 million has been committed to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres over the next five years.
16 Dec 2016
The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards promote and celebrate knowledge exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner.
Funding opportunities available from the National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council
6 Dec 2016
The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme, an NIHR and MRC partnership, has funding available for research for a number of topics.
24 Nov 2016
PraxisUnico welcomes the Chancellor's significant investment in research and innovation announced in Wednesday's Autumn Statement. We are encouraged that this will allow the investments that HEFCE, RCUK and Innovate UK have made in building the bridges between research and business communities to be extended further, and will allow the UKRI to develop a holistic approach to supporting research and innovation across all of their responsibilities.
21 Nov 2016
Theresa May has announced measures around innovation spending and tax incentives in her speech to the CBI’s annual conference. The detail behind the headlines will be revealed later this week but on the face of it the Prime Minister is addressing many of the issues that PraxisUnico and sector stakeholders have highlighted for some time notably: the need to increase government investment in R&D, address tax and VAT issues for innovation and the long-term sustainability of start-ups.
16 Nov 2016
This new report from the CBI highlights the importance of relationships between UK universities and the economic opportunities in China, and the amazing impact that UK universities generate from research in the region.
16 Nov 2016
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent consultation on the proposed development of a new organisation. The PraxisUnico Board and AURIL Council are delighted to have received an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposal.
15 Nov 2016
Do you want to turn your science into a life-changing product?
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.
4 Nov 2016
PraxisUnico is delighted to announce the 2017 Training Schedule.
3 Nov 2016
HEFCE's Knowledge Exchange Framework portal is now live.
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.
6 Oct 2016
The Intellectual Property Office has launched 'Lambert 2' - an update to the Lambert Toolkit for Research Collaborations.
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.
27 Sep 2016
The fund focuses on 3 main areas within general practice
23 Sep 2016
Part 3 of the PraxisUnico Conference podcasts, Malcolm Skingle and other speakers including Robert Sorrell speaks about "Innovating Exploitation Models"
23 Sep 2016
The latest issue looks at the KE Framework, the State of the Profession report and shares success stories and developments
8 Aug 2016
11 proposals will be brought into effect, as detailed in the response document.
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."
6 Jul 2016
The first of our Conference podcasts is now available, sponsored by Forresters.
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.
20 May 2016
The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.
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.
4 May 2016
Lita Nelsen co-founded Praxis Courses Ltd, in 2002, with Professor David Secher, then Director of Research Services at Cambridge University.
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.
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.
15 Apr 2016
Collaboration Reinforces Commitment to Bringing Breakthrough Science to the Clinic and Accelerating Translation of Innovation into Treatments for Patient
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
9 Feb 2016
Oxford spinout provides data discovery software to manage and sort collections of images and data visually.
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.
27 Jan 2016
The application period is now open for the 2016 Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize.
26 Jan 2016
First published on 21st January 2016 the Intellectual Property Office has proudly introduced their five year strategy.
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.
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.
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 response to BIS Green Paper "Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice - Consultation"
20 Jan 2016
PraxisUnico highlighted the role of KEC in its submission.
19 Jan 2016
The training schedule for 2016 is now available to view.
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.
14 Jan 2016
PraxisUnico member Cambridge Enterprise have achieved new highs for spin-out investment
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.