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The Future Development of the Knowledge Exchange Concordat

26 Feb 2024

The Knowledge Exchange Concordat provides a comprehensive and supportive framework for increasing the effectiveness of knowledge exchange and the development year has encouraged innovation, reflection, improvement and collaboration in knowledge exchange activities. To build on this success, ensure future sustainability for the KEC and to enhance its developmental impact, the KEC Strategy Group has agreed that the KEC will be led across the UK by PraxisAuril, the professional body for knowledge exchange from April 2024.

Amanda Selvaratnam has taken over as the new Chair of the PraxisAuril Board

18 Jan 2024

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Amanda Selvaratnam as the new Chair of the PraxisAuril Board, taking over from Iain Thomas. Amanda's extensive experience in technology transfer and innovation makes her a valuable addition to our team.

Change of leadership at PraxisAuril

8 Jan 2024

After 12 months leading PraxisAuril into a new phase of its development, David Russell is stepping down in March as CEO of the organisation. He will be succeeded as Interim CEO by Dr Stuart Wilkinson RTTP, currently Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement at the University of Oxford, and a Board member of PraxisAuril.

Knowledge Exchange leader recognised in New Year’s Honours

3 Jan 2024

PraxisAuril’s former CEO, Maxine Purdie (Ficarra) has been made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her contribution to knowledge exchange. Maxine led the UK’s national association for KE for 20 years before stepping down in September 2022. 

The KE Awards 2023 celebrates outstanding achievements in Knowledge Exchange

24 Nov 2023

The KE Awards celebrate the people, partnerships and creativity that underpin the UK’s knowledge exchange (KE) activity. KE is at the heart of innovation and fundamental to creating economic and social impact from our world-leading research base.

Research England report highlights opportunities and challenges for digital enterprise

22 Nov 2023

Research England has released an independent review undertaken by Canadian consultants McIvorStones that explores opportunities and challenges for scale-up and launch of digital spinouts across England’s HE landscape, including those with low spinout rates from traditional STEM and life-science disciplines.

PraxisAuril welcomes the Independent Review of University Spinouts

21 Nov 2023

PraxisAuril welcomes today’s publication of the Independent Review of University Spinouts and its recommendations for spinout practice in UK universities in partnership with external investors.

PIPE Company marks KE Awards Category Sponsorship with Exclusive Opportunity for Universities

25 Oct 2023

The PIPE Company, innovative leaders in moving pioneering research to high-impact commercialisation through their Lab to IPO Pathway, are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Commercialisation Achievement of the Year category at the upcoming PraxisAuril KE Awards 2023, set to take place on the 23rd of November in Leeds.  

Creating commercialisation futures | CCF-RED fund awards to PraxisAuril members announced

10 Oct 2023

Research England has announced the recipients of its CCF-RED fund, the first stage of longer-term investment to drive research commercialisation success.

KEF3 outcomes show commitment from KE professionals

27 Sep 2023

KEF3 outcomes have been published by Research England, updating each HEP’s KEF profile in the context of a cluster peer group.

PraxisAuril and EAUC Join Forces to Celebrate Excellence in Sustainability

21 Sep 2023

PraxisAuril and EAUC are excited to embark on a journey that celebrates sustainability, innovation, and collaboration within the education sector. As part of our commitment to promoting positive change, we proudly announce our reciprocal sponsorship for two prestigious awards, the KE Awards 2023 and the Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

PraxisAuril KE Awards 2023 Open for Entries

20 Jul 2023

The PraxisAuril KE Awards celebrate the people, partnerships and creativity that underpin the UK’s knowledge exchange (KE) activity.

KE Concordat Team Launches Repository of Good Practice Arising from KEC Development Year

20 Jul 2023

PraxisAuril aids launch of the KE Concordat repository

Spinout Delta g Raises £1.5m to Build Gravity Gradiometry Platform for Mapping the Underground Space

18 Jul 2023

Leading venture capital companies have invested in Delta g to enable their vision of creating the ‘Google Maps for the underground space'

PraxisAuril Drives New Community of Practice in Partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

5 Jul 2023

PraxisAuril is thrilled to announce the launch of a new Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the field of social venture building and self-sustaining commercialisation in Arts, Humanities, and Social Science (AHSS) research.