PraxisUnico members are part of a network with a powerful voice.
Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) activity is a core part of innovation strategy that takes research outcomes and facilitates their translation into social and economic impact.
KEC is a UK success story that sees annual growth driven by increased demand despite the economic downturn. To maintain this growth trajectory, the KEC profession requires greater recognition, better resources, and more widespread support among sector stakeholders.
KEC practitioners work at the research/business interface with academics, industry, government and not-for-profit organisations to translate research outcomes into applications, products and services that have an economic and social impact. PraxisUnico supports and raises the profile of this activity, particularly through our work to inform and influence policy-makers defining the knowledge economy.
PraxisUnico has long committed to:
• leading and sharing best practice through best-in-class KEC training, information provision, and networking activities to professionalise standards in KEC
• engaging with key stakeholders, including NCUB, UUK, CBI and BIS, to explore how to improve the quality of transactions between academic and industry representatives
• providing expert advice, guidance and processes in support of the academic community to make it easier for them to successfully translate and commercialise their research
• raising awareness of the importance of KEC activities and their contribution to innovation and economic growth through sector consultations, speaking opportunities and event presentations
We maintain a collection of resources to support and inform members, as well as those with an interest in our sector. We work to ensure best practice in KEC is recognised, adopted and supported appropriately. KEC activity is a core part of a strategy that takes research outcomes and facilitates their translation into social and economic impact. KEC is a UK success story that sees annual growth driven by increased demand despite the economic downturn.