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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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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.

PraxisUnico celebrates a 10th anniversary

17 April 2014

April 2014 marks 10 years since Praxis Courses Ltd was incorporated and........

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NC3Rs 2014 CRACK IT Challenges and launch event announced

7 August 2014

The NC3Rs are launching the 2014 CRACK IT Challenges* competition at an event in central London on 12 September.

The 2014 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs. There are seven Sponsors (Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Sanofi, BASF, Shell and Dow Agrosciences).

Coventry University: Scientist's heart breakthrough could save lives

5 August 2014

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using real human heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.

ADAPT bridges gap between biorenewable idea and market

4 August 2014

Adapt Low Carbon Group helps bridge the ‘idea-to-market’ gap, ensuring the East of England and the UK remain internationally competitive in the biorenewables sector

ADAPT launches UK's first agri-innovation venture capital fund

4 August 2014

Adapt Low Carbon Group and Tsukuba Technology Seed Co Ltd launched the UK’s first Anglo-Japanese Agri-Innovation Venture Capital Fund for SMEs on 17 July.

Isis Innovation: Oxford licenses anti-inflammatory peptides to San Francisco Bay Area start-up

31 July 2014

Privately-held Rogne Biosciences plans to develop the first topical biologic, a peptide-based skin treatment for patients with psoriasis, derived from a protein which occurs naturally in the body.

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Policy Exchange - Supporting the development of tech clusters

14 August 2014

The introduction of directly-elected mayors representing whole city regions should be considered to boost the development of the technology sector outside of London and the South East, according to this report by the Policy Exchange think tank.

 

Cambridge Innovation Capital - announces first three investments

13 August 2014

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), an investor in high-growth technology companies in the Cambridge cluster, has completed its first investments from a £50 million fund, backing three companies that address rapidly growing market opportunities in the areas of cloud-based video archiving, grid-scale energy management and generative music composition.

Times Higher - Overvaluations 'stifle' university spin-offs

7 August 2014

David Secher, patron and co-founder of PraxisUnico, disagrees with the view put forward by Dame Ann Dowling.

Governments Response - expansion of the Patent Opinions Service

30 July 2014

The IPO has published the Government's response document following the recent consultation seeking views on proposed amendments to the Patents Rules 2007.

BIS - Engagement on the Science and Innovative Strategy

26 July 2014

To offer more options for input to the Science and Innovation Strategy, BIS have launched a Citizen Space website inviting views and ideas.

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