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
Coventry University have found a new way of engaging with business which delivers highly skilled work ready graduates for the local area, and has secured millions of pounds of investment from local UK business through the application of high impact research through strategic partnerships with...
Author: The Courier
Following three years of intense R&D, St Andrews Instrumentation, a spin-out company from St Andrews University, has moved to a new headquarters where it will seek to commercialise a range of acoustic technologies.  Read more: The Courier
Author: Evening Standard
Imperial College's incubator has attracted more than £750m investment since it was set up in 2006, and supported more than 200 jobs. Read article
Author: The Financial Times
An Oxford university spin-out company has raised £205 million in the biggest private financing for a life sciences business in Europe. Read article (Subscription required) 
Author: Times Higher Education
The 2013-2014 HE-BCI survey reports positive findings, including a 10% increase in interactions between universities and the economy, and a total value of partnerships nearing £4bn. Read more: Times Higher Education
Author: Mobile Marketing
Chirp, the sonic data transfer app incubated and hatched in UCL (University College London), received investment pledges totalling over £750,000 from its Crowdcube fundraising campaign - the largest amount raised by any UK University spinout company via crowdfunding. Investors include UCL Business...
Author: PraxisUnico
VetCell was created as an RVC spin-out by KEC professionals, who enabled the knowledge to become the seed of much broader interest in stem cell and regenerative technologies.
Author: PraxisUnico
The KEC team at the Commercial Office at STFC supported research into ultra-fast spectroscopy applications to develop the project through to a marketable product/service. Today, Cobalt Light Systems employs over 40 staff members and has a new subsidiary in the US.
World-leading science from Warwick University is taking significant steps to address the decline of the honeybee. Research commercialisation professional, Andrew Lee, has identified a route to market and commercialisation plan for the technology to accelerate that progress.
KEC professionals helped Lincoln University become one of only five UK higher education Siemens principal partners for engineering work.