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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

28 Jan 2016
Cancer Research Technology enter into a licence agreement with international pharmaceutical company MSD to develop inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) for cancer...
27 Jan 2016
The application period is now open for the 2016 Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize.
26 Jan 2016
First published on 21st January 2016 the Intellectual Property Office has proudly introduced their five year strategy.

Recent Activity

New event: SME workshop "Working effectively with Universities"

This free one-day workshop on 1 March is supported by HEFCE and is ideal for R&D managers in SMEs who want to understand how partnering effectively with the UK's world-leading academic research institutions can achieve improved business results

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Upcoming Events

Other - 01 Mar - 01 Mar

You may think you don't have time to engage with universities, or that universities can't help you solve your business problems. This free workshop will change the way you think about collaborating with universities, and open up the...

Training - 15 Mar - 18 Mar

This course will help research contracts professionals to develop technical knowledge that will help them confidently draft, interpret and amend contracts, whilst building strong relationships and consensus with their stakeholders.