Reports, Research & Reviews

PraxisAuril is working to collate public domain research, reviews and reports of relevance to the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation community and its stakeholders. This content is collected from a range of sources, based on publicly available material, and will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have content you wish to contribute, or if you have any comments please contact us on info@praxisauril.org.uk.
In 2019 Research England commissioned SQW, supported by City-REDI, to undertake a study examining the potential theory-based approaches that Research England could implement as part of the next overall evaluation of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). Such theory-based approaches had not...
This is the final version of the KE Concordat, published in May 2020 following a sector consultation. Accompanying information will be published on the Concordat portal https://www.keconcordat.ac.uk/.   
'The Road to 2.4 per cent' was authored by David Willets whilst a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King's College London. Willets was Minister for Universities and Science from 2010-2014 and is now a member of the House of Lords.  The report sets out proposals for transforming UK...
'Research to Riches' was published by the venture capital company Octopus Ventures in mid-November 2019. It aims to measure the success of UK universities in converting reseach into successful companies (spinouts). It presents an 'entrepreneurial impact ranking' to index the universities which are...
This report was commissioned by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (Chris Skidmore). It was authored by Professor Adrian Smith and Professor Graeme Reid following a period of sector consultation. The final report was published in November 2019. Information on...
'Commercialisation: Bridging the University-Industry Gap' is a research briefing from City-REDI, University of Birmingham. It draws on a project that investigates the rate of spinout creation from UK universities, picking up on the long-held opinion that the UK lags behind the USA in this area. The...
Research England commissioned this review of university-investor links from Mike Rees, former deputy group CEO of Standard Chartered, start-up commercialisation expert and angel investor.  The review examines ways to strengthen university access to finance that supports spin-out company formation...
This edition of Spinouts UK looks at the ways in which universities can make the most of their environment: a hot-topic as the KEF and local industrial strategies dominate policy conversations in the sector, both seeking to understand and exploit the dynamics of research, business and locality....
Knowledge and innovation are central to the UK’s future productivity and growth. They are a key focus of the government’s Industrial Strategy. These strengths are apparent in the public sector as well as the private sector, where research has highlighted a large growth in the value of the UK public...
This review of KE in the mathematical sciences was facilitated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Knowledge Transfer Network. It aimed to demonstrate the need for additional investment in the mathematical sciences as a fundamental to increased productivity and...