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The “State of the KEC profession” report launches in Amsterdam

By Dr Mattia Fosci, 13 Jun 2016 Everyone loves this time of the year: the days are long, the light is brighter and conference season is in full swing. Earlier this month it was my lucky turn to join one of our clients – PraxisUnico – at this year’s University-Industry Interaction Conference (also known as UIIN) in Amsterdam. As the …

Doing better knowledge exchange

16 Dec 2015 As outlined on HEFCE’s blog, Research Consulting has been appointed by HEFCE to consider the availability of good/effective practice materials in university knowledge exchange. Working with representatives from Universities UK, PraxisUnico and AURIL, our role will be to undertake a broad-ranging review of the  materials collected from HEFCE’s recent consultation in this area, supplementing these with other guidance …

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Research Consulting announces national survey of KEC professionals for PraxisUnico

28 Oct 2015 On Friday 23 October 2015, PraxisUnico launched two surveys on Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC), prepared by Research Consulting. The surveys will collect data currently not available from thousands of KEC professionals and institutions in order to shape sector-wide recommendations and campaigns on behalf of the KEC profession. PraxisUnico’s main goals are: raise the profile of knowledge …

Universities and Business – A Tale of Two Cities?

27 Jun 2014                I recently found the time to re-read one of my favourite books, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (As an aside, it was only stumbling across an old copy that had been gathering dust for decades in my parents’ loft that prompted me to revisit it. In the same way as …