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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

PraxisUnico Conference 2015 Programme

6 Feb 2015

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

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.

New Practical Guide: Confidentiality Agreements - out now

14 Jan 2015

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

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.

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

PraxisUnico response to Select Committee on business-university collaboration

1 Dec 2014

PraxisUnico welcomes the report of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and the recognition that the review gives to the UK R&D system. We reiterate the importance of protecting the underpinning research in universities that is such a strength of the UK and strongly endorse the recommendation that funding should not be diverted from the science budget in order to protect the UK’s reputation for basic research, and innovation consequent from it.

PraxisUnico Report from Innovate UK 2014

12 Oct 2014

Innovate 2014 offered a fantastic opportunity for networking and gaining insights into the current state of UK innovation. PraxisUnico exhibited on both days and it was great to see so many members there!

PraxisUnico 2014 Conference Report Published

3 Oct 2014

We are pleased to announce that the report from our conference in Cardiff has just been published.

Introducing PraxisUnico's new International Director

31 Jul 2014

We are delighted to announce that Nessa Carey has joined PraxisUnico as International Director.

Announcing the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards

13 Jun 2014

Cambridge, UK, 13 June 2014 – Steve Mould, science and TV presenter, announced the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff last night.

Announcing the finalists of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards

12 May 2014

Cambridge, UK, 12 May 2014 - Ten projects have been shortlisted in PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards for 2014.  These finalists have already made, or are poised to make, an outstanding contribution to society and the economy through innovation.

UMIP: Researchers' Guides

7 May 2014

These Guides were originally commissioned and created by Mr Clive Rowland, CEO, The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP) and Ms Janet Knowles, Partner, Eversheds LLP.

PraxisUnico celebrates a 10th anniversary

17 Apr 2014

April 2014 marks 10 years since Praxis Courses Ltd was incorporated and........

PraxisUnico response to 'British Invention: Global Impact'

14 Mar 2014

PraxisUnico welcomes the Government's supportive response to the recommendations of Sir Andrew Witty's Review of Universities and Growth. We are particularly pleased that the Government acknowledges the great contribution made to innovation and economic growth over many years by UK universities, and we look forward to working with our partners to do even more.

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: Intellectual property management workshop - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

23 Jan 2014

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

Past Winners of the Impact Awards

23 Jan 2014

The winners of past Impact Awards from 2009-2013

Event Report: Building International University–Business Partnerships, Japan

23 Jan 2014

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

Event Report: Technology Transfer - Colombian Innovation Managers

23 Jan 2014

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

Event Report: Technology Transfer - Colombian Prosperity & Innovation Managers

23 Jan 2014

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

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.