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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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University of Edinburgh's AIMday seeks to unravel sensor and signal processing challenges

16 June 2015

Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the commercialisation arm of The University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday® for companies looking to find an innovative solution to challenges around sensors & signal processing.

Edinburgh entrepreneurs’ SMART success leads to job creation

9 June 2015

Seven entrepreneurs from the University of Edinburgh have raised almost £900,000 to develop their research into commercially viable businesses – with around £625,000 of the funding coming from Scottish Enterprise’s SMART: SCOTLAND Awards.

University of Edinburgh invests a further £6m in its own start-ups and spin-outs

15 May 2015

The University of Edinburgh has approved a £6m recapitalisation of its in house venture capital fund Old College Capital (OCC), which provides growth and development finance into companies associated with the University.

 

Survey on UK Proof of Concept Support

15 May 2015

Innovate UK is undertaking a review of Proof of Concept funding for businesses and academia in the UK.

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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.

Funding available for rapid policy analysis on important issues in UK health policy

5 May 2015

The Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund is inviting researchers to submit proposals for short, focused projects on areas of significance to future policy decisions.

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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