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The Research & Innovation Enabler Cafe Culture Toolkit

15 Jun 2022

A toolkit that facilitates research & innovation (R&I) enablers to engage in discussions about R&I culture has been launched. Here at PraxisAuril we are proud to have been part of the development of this key culture change tool as part of a team from across the sector.

PraxisAuril's annual conference confirms ‘KE is a people business’

15 Jun 2022

PraxisAuril’s annual conference, held 6-8th June in Brighton, confirmed that ‘KE is a people business’. The conference amply demonstrated the resilience and commitment of KE professionals to Knowledge Exchange’s role in the Covid-19 recovery and the UK’s future economic growth.

Exeter University spinout raises £2 million in latest seed funding round

14 Jun 2022

SENSICA - a company borne out of University of Exeter research - has raised more than £2 million from existing investors, to take its cell rejuvenation technology to aid healthy ageing to the next stage of development. SENISCA has developed a technology to combat and reverse the aesthetic and disease-causing aspects of ageing, aimed at enabling people to live healthy lives for longer.

Past PraxisAuril Chair, Dr Alison Campbell, appointed to lead the Government Office for Tech Transfer (GoTT)

3 May 2022

The new Government Office for Technology Transfer, part of BEIS, has appointed PraxisAuril member and friend, Dr Alison Campbell OBE as its inaugural CEO.

PrA member event: Social Impact Framework discussion

10 Mar 2022

Join PraxisAuril members in an exploratory discussion of KPIs and frameworks to capture social value arising from knowledge exchange.

PraxisAuril new Board member

9 Feb 2022

The PraxisAuril Board is a collaborative, considered and supportive volunteer team that welcomes discourse, new ideas, challenge and independent thought.

Research England publishes KEF review

8 Feb 2022

Research England has published a report detailing the findings of the review of the first iteration of the Knowledge Exchange Framework. The report brings together the wide variety of feedback that the funder has gathered through the KEF review and sets out proposals for future KEF developments in the short, medium and long term.

Inova acquires IN-PART, matchmaking platform for academia-industry collaboration

8 Feb 2022

Following the recent acquisition of European biotech news media Labiotech, Inova has now acquired IN-PART, a digital matchmaking platform dedicated to academia-industry collaboration. These strategic moves are consolidating Inova’s position as a leader and pioneer in the digitalization of the biopharma partnering space, made possible by the €60 million investment from global private equity firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) and reaffirmation of a strong commitment by NextStage AM in 2021.

Good Wishes for the Festive Season!

2 Dec 2021

I’m sure you are all looking forward to a break as we approach the festive season and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who have worked so hard to support PraxisAuril activities this year, volunteer and exec team alike – and to all of you who have participated in them.

Winners of the PraxisAuril KE Awards 2021 Announced

18 Nov 2021

Winners of this year’s PraxisAuril KE Awards have been announced across six categories, recognising the achievements in knowledge exchange of both individuals and teams across the UK and internationally. The Awards were once again sponsored by UKRI, the UK’s research and innovation funding body.

Upcoming Vacancy on PraxisAuril Board

11 Nov 2021

As part of our regular rotation schedule, a Directorship on the PraxisAuril Board will become available on 1 January 2022.  Applications are invited from PraxisAuril members for appointment to the Board for a 4-year term.

Digging the data: report on IP-related & commercialisation activities in England 2019-20

1 Nov 2021

Research England has released a report detailing IP-related and commercialisation activities submitted as part of the HE-BCI survey for the academic year 2019/20. It focusses on activities in England but also includes an international comparison with similar data collected in the US by the AUTM for the financial year 2019.

Action 4 Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in KE: Zooming in on practical examples and support

29 Oct 2021

It’s been a few months since that hugely powerful session at this year’s PraxisAuril Conference when we gave the prime plenary slot on the final day over to a discussion on Diversity in KE. It was a real privilege to Chair a session in which four brilliant speakers spoke so candidly from the heart about their own experiences - and which then quickly developed into one of the most fast and furious Zoom chats I’ve ever experienced, with a very large audience participating enthusiastically in the discussion! [You can still watch that recording HERE]. Such energy from PraxisAuril members and the KE sector at large to get involved and support the EDI agenda - truly inspiring.

KE Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

15 Oct 2021

Friday 15th October 2021: Each year PraxisAuril celebrates the achievements, innovations, and sector stories from the world of Knowledge Exchange, and this year we are as pleased as always to announce our finalists.

ACADEMIC INNOVATION TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE 2021 CONVERGE AWARDS

7 Oct 2021

A new company developing medicines for patients with debilitating chronic conditions; an innovative digital platform bringing the craft of knitting into the 21st century; a lightweight robotic glove empowering patients with hand weakness - these are just some of the ideas that triumphed at the 2021 Converge Awards, Scotland’s annual celebration of academic innovation and entrepreneurship.

PraxisAuril Welcomes New Member, Royal Agricultural University

17 Sep 2021

We are thrilled to introduce a new member organisation to the PraxisAuril community, the Royal Agricultural University, joining over 180 organisation (and over 5000 individual) members in the ever-growing network of Knowledge Exchanges professionals, to benefit from the PraxisAuril mission to Develop, Promote and Connect practitioners across the UK, and the world.

Scotland’s Got Talent: Top Academic Innovators Reach the Finals of Converge 2021

9 Sep 2021

Edinburgh; Wednesday 8 September 2021: The finalists for Converge 2021, Scotland’s largest entrepreneurial development programme for the university sector, have been revealed. Exemplifying the cream of Scotland’s innovation pool, and hailing from institutions across the nation, 28 academic entrepreneurs are now through to the Converge Awards Final which takes place on 30 September 2021.

CEO Update – September 2021

1 Sep 2021

A warm welcome back to the world of work after the summer break! As we look ahead to Autumn and 2022, I thought this would be a good time to give you a flavour of all the things that we have been working on behind the scenes and have planned for you in the months ahead.

PraxisAuril Welcomes New Member, Ship Shape

27 Aug 2021

We are thrilled to introduce a new member organisation to the PraxisAuril community, Ship Shape Search Ltd. Ship Shape are joining over 180 organisation (and over 5000 individual) members in the ever-growing network of Knowledge Exchanges professionals

Tim Fishlock Joins PraxisAuril Exec Team

10 Aug 2021

Last month we had the great pleasure of welcoming Dr Tim Fishlock to the team as our new Head of Professional and Community Development. Tim joins us from Health Enterprise East where he served as Head of Technology Transfer in the Innovation Team for over 3 years, helping to commercialise IP developed within their NHS member Trusts.