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Welcome to PraxisUnico: an influential UK network that drives the commercialisation of academic and public sector research; a strong voice for technology and knowledge transfer.

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PraxisUnico: a unique learning resource

The training you and your team need to maximise and extend your technology and knowledge transfer skills.

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PraxisUnico: global contacts and connections

PraxisUnico connects you to the growing global technology and knowledge transfer sector and its stakeholders.

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PraxisUnico: powerful networking events

PraxisUnico events bring together professionals from academia, business and government to exchange views and explore opportunities.

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Business & Society benefit from excellence in KEC Impact Awards shortlist

2 July 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 RCUK/PraxisUnico Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals highlights the vital role played by KEC professionals working alongside their academic colleagues. This was recognised in the recent Dowling Review which stated "people are central to strong collaborations"; the shortlisted entries demonstrate how UK KEC teams help achieve impact across all areas of business and society, locally and globally from investment in research.

PraxisUnico responds to Dowling Review

2 July 2015

PraxisUnico welcomes today’s publication of the Dowling Review of Business-University Research collaborations and in particular the recognition it gives to the role of TTOs in the Review’s balanced and informed recommendations.

How to grow your university or research institute's consultancy business

19 June 2015

Consultancy is a critical route by which universities and research institutes can disseminate their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the economy, business, policy development, charities and non-governmental organisations in a fast and efficient manner. This new course will enable attendees to help their institutions to actively grow their consultancy activities.

PraxisUnico Conference 2015: presentations and reports

19 June 2015

Presentations and reports are now available from the PraxisUnico Conference 2015.

New PraxisUnico Chair announced at AGM: Report

17 June 2015

At the PraxisUnico AGM on June 12 2015, Dr Sue O'Hare, RTTP and Managing Director, Kew Consultancy Services, handed over the Chair of PraxisUnico to Dr Angela Kukula, RTTP and Director of Enterprise at The Institute of Cancer Research, London.

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Oxford spin-out lands largest ever European private fundraising deal & second largest globally

15 July 2015

Immunocore, a University of Oxford spin-out cancer drug developer, has secured $320m in the biggest private fundraising by a European biotech company and the second-largest private biotech financing on record globally.

GSK & The Francis Crick Institute join forces in collaboration to forge new scientific discoveries

15 July 2015

The Francis Crick Institute, the UK’s newest biomedical research facility, and GSK, the UK’s largest pharmaceutical company, are to partner on an open innovation collaboration exploring new avenues of medical research and drug discovery across a broad range of diseases, with a view to achieving breakthroughs in the understanding of human disease.

UCL to coordinate £16m project to crack difficult disease areas

15 July 2015

UCL has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases that present a serious burden to patients.

Calling all entrepreneurial academics

10 July 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Academy’s Enterprise Fellowships are now open for applications.

Launch of new Cancer Research UK funding scheme: Pioneer Award

6 July 2015

Cancer Research UK are pleased to announce the launch of the Pioneer Award – a new funding scheme to support research into innovative, ground-breaking ideas relevant to cancer. The Pioneer Award will provide grants of £200,000 over two years in support of high risk, high reward research projects that would be unlikely to gain funding through traditional mechanisms, and that have the potential to result in paradigm shifting progress.

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Annual HE-BCI data shows strong KEC contribution to UK economy

20 July 2015

HEFCE has published its annual report on the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey data. It shows strong growth in knowledge exchange and collaboration income to universities, demonstrating the success of KEC activities and underlining the importance of KEC professionals as facilitators and supporters of KEC interactions.

Imperial Innovations and Isis Innovation publish Golden Share discussion paper

17 June 2015

Tony Hickson, Managing Director of Technology Transfer at Imperial Innovations, and Tom Hockaday, CEO of ISIS Innovation, have co-authored a paper on the 'Golden Share'.

UK places available in 7th China (Shenzhen) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2015

9 June 2015

The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for innovative companies and teams including research teams from universities to enter into the Chinese market and obtain financial supports & venture investments from local governments.

University-business collaboration opportunities feature in new IN-FOCUS publication

28 May 2015

Opportunities for businesses to collaborate with university researchers in the development of new technologies are presented alongside scientific breakthroughs and exclusive industry insights in a new publication, IN-FOCUS.

The UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015 winners

5 May 2015

The UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015 winners were announced last night in Manchester.

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