Regional Meetings

Engage and connect with local KE professionals in your region

Event description

PraxisAuril Regional Network meetings are free of charge, member-only events. Open to all members, from early career to senior Directors, they provide an opportunity to meet with local KE professionals to discuss topical issues affecting the sector.

Programme content for regional events is driven by the membership, previous events have explored; Managing, protecting and exploiting the IP of Universities; New Outcome-based Collaborative Approach to Supporting Innovation & KE; Knowledge Exchange and Your Professional Development; Consultation on the Knowledge Exchange Concordat and High-Level Skills and their role in KE.

The PraxisAuril Exec team can provide support for regional events (registration, marketing etc) and a small budget is available to cover refreshments.   If you would like to establish a network in your region, host an event or organise a meeting, please get in touch!


Previous Regional Network Meetings


The first PraxisAuril South West regional network meeting was hosted by Withers & Rogers in Bristol on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 1:30 – 5:00pm. 

"Developing twenty-twenty vision: Effective IP commercialisation to deliver the impact agenda"

13:30-14:00: Arrive, networking

14:00: Welcome and introduction 

14:05-14:25: Tracey John, Director Research, Business and Innovation, University of the West of England – “The Knowledge Exchange landscape” 

14:30-14:50: Phil Brown, Research Commercial Manager, University of Bath -  “Protecting and Commercialising IP at the University of Bath” 

15:00-15:20: Jaci Barnett, Interim Assistant Director Research Contracts, Innovation and Governance, University of Bristol - “Building a regional IP commercialisation community” 

15:30-16:00: Networking, refreshments

16:00-16:45: Discussion: “What do we want as a community?”

16:45-16:50: Summary

16:50 onwards: Networking 




The 2018 PraxisAuril regional network meeting in the East Midlands was be hosted by Nottingham Trent University on Friday 14 December 2018, 13:00 – 16:00, focussing on 'Consultation on the Knowledge Exchange Concordat' and 'High Level Skills and their role in Knowledge Exchange'.

This meeting was a free of charge PraxisAuril member-only event and featured two speakers: Greg Wade, Policy Manager Innovation, Growth and Higher Level Skills, Universities UK and Fliss Miller, Head of Apprenticeships and UK Partnerships, Nottingham Trent Universites.




The 2018 PraxisAuril Regional Network Meeting – North West - Inaugural Session!

Hosted by Lancaster University 12 December 13:00-15:30 (lunch 13:00-13:30)
'Knowledge Exchange and Your Professional Development'

This informal session looked at the variety of roles in Knowledge Exchange, and what professional development you need to thrive.

The meeting looked at a framework of KE attributes, as well as the ATTP competencies, to understand the huge variety of work and skills involved in being a Knowledge Exchange professional!

The meeting was a chance for members to discuss challenges and triumphs with peers in the North West, with an emphasis on the key elements that are shared. 



The 2018 Scotland PraxisAuril regional network meeting was hosted by The University of Strathclyde on Monday 3 December 2018, 13:30 – 16:00 at The Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

This meeting was free of charge for PraxisAuril members and featured two speakers: Linda Wallace, UWS, University Innovation Fund Collaboration Manager and Bob Martin, Innovate UK, Manager for Scotland.


1.30- 2.00: Registration and tea/coffee

2.00- 2.10:  Welcome – Alasdair Cameron, PraxisAuril

2.10 – 2.45: Linda Wallace, University Innovation Fund Collaboration Manager
Title:  UIF – Scottish HEI Sector’s New Outcome-based Collaborative Approach to Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

2.45- 3.15:  Bob Martin, Innovate UK, Manager for Scotland
Title: UK Industrial Strategy - the  Opportunity for Scotland

3.15 -3.45: Break out discussions on ISCF: working together to maximise the opportunity for Scottish academic institutions and industry partners

3.45 – 4.00: Feedback and wrap up