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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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PraxisUnico 2014 Conference Report Published

3 October 2014

We are pleased to announce that the report from our conference in Cardiff has been published.

Introducing PraxisUnico's new International Director

31 July 2014

We are delighted to announce that Nessa Carey has joined PraxisUnico as International Director.

Announcing the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards

13 June 2014

Cambridge, UK, 13 June 2014 – Steve Mould, science and TV presenter, announced the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff last night.

Announcing the finalists of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards

12 May 2014

Cambridge, UK, 12 May 2014 - Ten projects have been shortlisted in PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards for 2014.  These finalists have already made, or are poised to make, an outstanding contribution to society and the economy through innovation.

UMIP: Researchers' Guides

7 May 2014

These Guides were originally commissioned and created by Mr Clive Rowland, CEO, The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP) and Ms Janet Knowles, Partner, Eversheds LLP.

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Edinburgh Research & Innovation: Plans for the weekend? How about building a business from scratch?

15 October 2014

65 students will participate in the 3 Day Startup - 3 days to build a business from scratch; 1 chance to pitch a business idea to experts

In silico model development to optimise drug treatment regimens for clinical cancer studies

14 October 2014

Physiomics plc is seeking partners with access to clinical pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and tumour growth data, ideally from individual patients, to calibrate their new Virtual
Tumour Clinical in silico model.

University of East Anglia: Adapt Develops UK’s Greenest Commercial Building

9 October 2014

The Enterprise Centre, a new development by the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the gateway of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, is on target to be UK’s greenest commercial building.

NIHR: New funding opportunities with the Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation Programme

8 October 2014

Funding available for research into clinical trials and evaluative studies of novel and repurposed interventions

Design Council assists three new digital start-ups from Isis Software Incubator

2 October 2014

The Design Council has started work with three new ventures from the Isis Software Incubator (ISI) at the University of Oxford’s research commercialisation company, Isis Innovation.

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Continuing success for university spin-outs

20 October 2014

Headlines continue to be made by the progress of university spin-out companies in commercialising UK university research. Technology transfer is working for the UK in a broad range of areas, though as individual stories show it is a long-term and risky activity. Continuing success relies on long-term funding for research alongside support from universities and commercial investors.

Prime examples of research commercialisation in practice

10 October 2014

The UK is now the lead player in Europe for life sciences funding. The article points to investor confidence returning to the sector, helped in part by policy initiatives such as the ‘patent box’ tax break on investment in research and development, and a willingness by investors to take a longer view on their investments.

The role of universities in technology funding success

6 October 2014

Whilst London’s tech cluster is not driven primarily by university research in the way that Silicon Valley is, universities nonetheless play a vital role in providing skills and talent through their research and student communities, by promoting entrepreneurship, nurturing start-ups, as well as facilitating networks and carrying out collaborative R&D with industry players.

What the KTN can do for you

17 September 2014

Since April of this year, there has been a new structure in place.

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