Case Studies & Success Stories

Read about the successes, partnerships and best practices across the Knowledge Exchange sector from the PraxisAuril membership. Individual case studies demonstrate both the value and impact of the work conducted by research organisations and KE Professional. If you have a case study to share, email leanne.kenyon@praxisauril.org.uk.
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: An innovative project between Edinburgh researchers and a fintech start-up hopes to democratise wealth management. From buying a home to saving for retirement, financial decisions shape our lives. However, the complexity of money matters, such as...
Case Study from the University of Oxford: The idea for a better way to help students develop fulfilling careers transformed Dr John Miles from Shakespeare researcher to education technology entrepreneur. Asking ‘what next?’ is natural. Reflecting on where we are now and where we want to go helps us...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Professor Tobias Kelly’s collaboration with National Museums Scotland has shaped his research on Britain’s conscientious objectors and allowed him to share this work with a whole new audience. If you had just half a page of paper to explain a decision...
Case Study from the University of Bristol: Dr Malu Villela Garcia is developing a blueprint to put workforces in charge and make companies more inclusive, sustainable and accountable. Employee ownership is growing in popularity. According to the Employee Ownership Association, more than 370 UK...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Remo Pedreschi’s 15-year industry collaboration has led to significant improvements in safety and security in Scottish social housing. Built to offer brighter futures for families in the post-war years, by the 1980s a large number of social housing...
Case Study from the University of Nottingham: Psychology experts from The University of Nottingham worked with one midlands company find out. Price often plays a significant role in our purchasing decisions. We also buy things because we associate them with positive qualities, such as desirability...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Teacher turned researcher and education technology entrepreneur, Dr Andrew Manches believes the academic community must work more with industry to ensure EdTech lives up to its potential. Estimates suggest global sales of ‘EdTech’ products will reach $...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Dr James Cook and Dr Kenny McAlpine’s collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland connects listeners with history and paves the way for virtual reality performance. Imagine being in the crowd during Jimi Hendrix’s legendary 1969 Woodstock set or...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh:  A review of UK school meals’ carbon footprint wrote the recipe for a new solution to count the environmental cost of what is on our plates. After becoming the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, in 2019 the UK Government committed to cut...
Case Study from the University of Nottingham: Professors Paul Grainge and Cathy Johnson are on a mission to help Nottingham’s small businesses community reach new audiences. Today’s fragmented media landscape gives consumers a seemingly endless choice about what, when, and how they watch, read and...