Consultation Responses

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Author: PraxisUnico
AURIL and PraxisUnico provided a joint response to the LiSAB/ISF consultation: "Intellectual assets at the university-business interface: seizing the opportunity”.
As a Profession, we are supportive of the underlying objectives of the Protocol. It seems reasonable to us that a country should have the right to prevent unauthorized commercialisation of its ‘genetic materials and associated traditional know-how’ (hereafter referred to as Materials and Know How...
Author: PraxisUnico
PraxisUnico feels it is too soon to form a clear view about the progress of the Catapult centres. It is worth noting that there may still be some confusion among academics and business about what support a Catapult actually offers and how to engage with them. From the outside it can be hard to...
Select Committee Business University Collaboration Inquiry:  submission by PraxisUnico The strengths and weaknesses of business-university collaboration in the UK and the UK’s performance against international comparators
Author: PraxisUnico
PraxisUnico welcomes the Government’s supportive response to the recommendations of Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Growth. We are particularly pleased that the Government acknowledges the great contribution made to innovation and economic growth over many years by UK universities,...
PraxisUnico welcomes the opportunity to input to the Witty Review. We expand on our input below in line with the questions posed but in summary we believe the building blocks are in place for a further step change in the role of universities in economic development. This must be managed alongside...
Author: PraxisUnico
We have reviewed the consultation document and whilst PraxisUnico is not an organisation which files patents in its own name its members include 112 universities and Public Sector Research Establishments are actively involved in the patenting process and would therefore wish to make the following ...
Author: PraxisUnico
The Wilson Review commences with a quote from Lord Dearing, "Just as castles provided the source of strength for medieval towns, and factories provided prosperity in the industrial age, universities are the source of strength in the knowledge‐based economy of the twenty‐first century." Nearing the...
Author: PraxisUnico
PraxisUnico responded to the House of Commons Science & Technology's 2012 inquiry into research commercalisation. The Committee had identified the difficulty of turning research into commercial application - particularly the lack of funding in the so-called 'valley of death' - as a recurring ...
Author: PraxisUnico
We welcome the reference to sub-contracted R and D being included, however, we are concerned that the implication is that this may not always be the case (section 2.15 “Subcontracting of R&D work will not therefore necessarily prevent a group from meeting this requirement“). We would recommend...