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We are a world-leading national professional association for public sector knowledge exchange and commercialisation practitioners.

Our members work in knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) in universities, research councils, Catapults and other public sector research establishments to translate research outcomes into social and economic impact.

We develop knowledge exchange and technology transfer professionals with our world-leading training; connect members and stakeholders at our events and promote best practice for our sector, facilitating interactions between the public sector research base, business and government.

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OPEN FOR BOOKING: Conference 2016, June 15-17, Stratford Upon Avon



Latest News

26 Apr 2016
Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the national office with responsibility for the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, has today launched its latest resource.
19 Apr 2016
Since 2009, Innovation Prize awards the most innovative startups (<8 years old) and the best research academic groups that are developing cutting edge technologies in the field of...
15 Apr 2016
Collaboration Reinforces Commitment to Bringing Breakthrough Science to the Clinic and Accelerating Translation of Innovation into Treatments for Patient

Recent Activity

Blog post: Enterprise, Innovation and Growth - examples of the real impact of HEIF

Guest post from Greg Wade of Universities UK highlights numerous examples of the range of activities which HEIF enables: includng how universities have responded to new needs, met new challenges and created new opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Training - 26 Apr - 29 Apr

Success in a technology transfer role requires a breadth and depth of knowledge and specialist skills. This course covers all aspects of technology transfer office activity, including patents, copyrights and contractual arrangements, to...

Training - 17 May - 19 May

Managing long-term complex relationships with external organisations can be challenging. This course will help those who are just moving into business development management or looking to expand their role working case-by-case to a more strategic...