Career Development

PraxisUnico: supporting your career in knowledge exchange and commercialisation 

Knowledge exchange and research commercialisation (KEC) practitioners typically come to the profession from one of two routes.

1) A research background, often to PhD level, with a deep understanding of public sector research establishments

2) An industry background, bringing an understanding of commercial requirements

These two backgrounds bring transferable skills which work well in a KEC environment, though may have different training requirements.

Whatever your background and training needs, PraxisUnico can provide support knowledge exchange and research commercialisation professionals at every stage of their career, whether through one of our public courses or bespoke programme.  See training paths for details of courses to suit your level of experience.

We also encourage practitioners to apply for Registered Technology Transfer Professional status, which demonstrates a commitment to acheiving the  global standard of professional achievement.

For examples of entry routes into knowledge exchange and research commercialisation and how careers can progress, please see the career profiles real practitioners have kindly shared with us below:

 

Career Profiles: 1-5 years

Lana Semykina, Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation Officer, The Genome Analysis Centre

 

 

Career Profiles: 5-10 years

Dr Rachel Atfield - Technology Manager, Cambridge Enterprise

Dr Maher Khaled Director - Commercial Engagement Personalised Medicine, Uniquest Pty Ltd, University of Queensland

Courses suitable for established KEC practitioners

 

Career Profiles: 10+ year