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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 Jul 2023
The PraxisAuril KE Awards celebrate the people, partnerships and creativity that underpin the UK’s knowledge exchange (KE) activity.
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.
26 Apr 2023
The UK’s potential as a science super-power has been given a significant boost today with the launch of unique guidance that will accelerate and support the founding of a new generation of start-ups.
27 Mar 2023
Trials to lower brain pressure in patients with type2 diabetes also reduced the number of 'blinding' headaches
9 Mar 2023
Research published today by the University of Birmingham, shows that a peptide (small protein) called PEPITEM could provide a revolutionary approach to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases such as hepatic steatosis (fatty liver).
20 Feb 2023
Proximity to Newcastle University and National Innovation Centre for Data key to Leonardo announcement .
24 Jan 2023
Researchers from University of Birmingham, U.K., show novel adaptation for existing furnaces could reduce steelmaking emissions by 90%
7 Dec 2022
PraxisAuril is delighted to announce the appointment of David Russell as its new CEO.
28 Nov 2022
PraxisAuril is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 KE Awards
ChromaTwist Lands Second Round of Equity Funding to Develop Fluorescent Dyes for the Flow Cytometry Market
14 Nov 2022
University of Birmingham spinout ChromaTwist Ltd has secured £487k of equity investment to develop its new class of fluorescent dyes for the flow cytometry reagent market.
10 Nov 2022
PraxisAuril is delighted to announce that two new Directors have been appointed to the PraxisAuril Board, both for four-year terms.
9 Nov 2022
PraxisAuril is delighted to share the release of a new technical report from the University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit (UCI) headed up by Tomas Coates Ulrichsen and based at the University of Cambridge. The report marks a significant step forward in our shared understanding of current practice in taking equity in university spinouts in the UK. Thank you to all the PraxisAuril members who took the time to speak to the UCI team about your spinout policies, typical practice and experience with the wide variety of stakeholders involved.
4 Nov 2022
We are delighted to announce the finalists for the PraxisAuril KE Awards 2022.
18 Oct 2022
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a rapid test for gum disease and expect the technology to play a pivotal role in early detection of heart or lung disease, type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
12 Oct 2022
Scientists and clinicians from the University of Birmingham, UK, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the University of Trento, Italy have devised a new technology to help older people boost their working memory with a new approach that couples online therapeutic games with a non-invasive brain stimulation technique.
27 Sep 2022
Research England’s second iteration of new and enhanced KEF dashboards released and passes another major milestone as it builds on positive feedback on the first version.
26 Sep 2022
Birmingham researchers have identified a potential target for drugs to treat long-term neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease and foster nerve regeneration in central nervous system injuries.
20 Sep 2022
IN-PART campaign surfaces over 100 next-generation solutions to the water pollution crisis from academia
16 Aug 2022
After 20 years of leading PraxisAuril and having steered the organisation through the last two very challenging years of the pandemic, Maxine Ficarra has now decided to seek new challenges.
University of Birmingham signs licensing deal with world’s largest COVID-19 test provider to commercialise novel testing method
12 Aug 2022
A unique testing method invented at the University of Birmingham (UK) is set for a global rollout after its commercial rights were exclusively licensed to the world’s largest COVID-19 test provider, Innova Medical Group, Inc.
18 Jul 2022
Helping Northumbrian Water Group achieve net zero by 2027, and keeping consumer prices low
Siemens includes UK universities in top tier research and innovation partnerships for the first time
18 Jul 2022
Global technology giant Siemens evolves its strategic engagement program.
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.
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.
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.
10 Mar 2022
Join PraxisAuril members in an exploratory discussion of KPIs and frameworks to capture social value arising from knowledge exchange.
9 Feb 2022
The PraxisAuril Board is a collaborative, considered and supportive volunteer team that welcomes discourse, new ideas, challenge and independent thought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
30 Jul 2021
The Engage Unconference will take place online from Monday 11th October to Friday 12th November and includes the Engage Exhibition, an opportunity to share engagement practice – the good, the bad and the ugly. This call for contributions is an invitation to help create conversations and actions that will support the sector to enact meaningful change over the years to come.
30 Jul 2021
PraxisAuril welcomes the government’s Innovation Strategy, launched on 22nd July by Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng. The importance of Knowledge Exchange was demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic – notably in the vaccine development – and we are excited about the potential for growth and increased recognition of our community, building on the UK’s global reputation for KE.
23 Jul 2021
Last month saw nearly 500 KE professionals from across the UK sign up to attend the second all-virtual PraxisAuril conference, again held online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four hundred and sixty delegates from 118 organisations signed up for the three-day event, that comprised of shared insights from those at the frontline of vaccine and healthcare, interactive workshops, case-studies and stakeholder interactions.
7 Jul 2021
YES21 has been devised for you to understand the processes involved in bringing an idea to market but also nurture a positive, effective team environment to develop a presentation that shows the business could be viable, investable and ultimately successful.