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PraxisUnico Conference 2014: Excellence in Practice

PraxisUnico Conference 2014

Thank you to everyone that attended this year's conference in Cardiff and helped to make it the biggest PraxisUnico event to date, with more than 360 delegates from over 180 organisations, representing 13 countries.

Presentations are now available on the website resources page, with more to be added over the next few days. A full report from the conference will be published later in the summer.


PraxisUnico Conference 2014

Many congratulations to The Impact Awards winners:

Business Impact Aspiring Award - Ultravision™from Cardiff University

Collaborative Impact Award - Knowledge transfer partnership working in Nigeria from University of Wolverhampton

Business Impact Achieved Award - Actual Experience PLC from Queen Mary University London


PraxisUnico Conference 2014Congratulations also go to Heriot-Watt University who came first in this year's poster competition. Click here to see copies of all of the entries.




Please see our Flickr page for a selection of photographs from the event.

*** HOLD THE DATE*** the 2015 conference will be taking place in Dublin on 10-12 June.


Thank you to our supporters

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The seven UK Research Councils are:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC);
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC);
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC);
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC);
  • Medical Research Council (MRC);
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC);
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).


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