PraxisUnico - enabling global best practice technology transfer
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The UK's leading network for technology/knowledge transfer professionals

The UK's leading network for technology/knowledge transfer professionals

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  • PraxisUnico is governed by the PraxisUnico Board. The Board oversees the performance of the organisation and of each of the co-ordinating Portfolios; Advocacy, Training, Conference, International Development and Industry Engagement.Administrative support for PraxisUnico is provided by a core team of seven staff under the direction of an Executive Director.


  • 1. A PraxisUnico presentation
  • 2. Introducing PraxisUnico      The UK’s leading network for technology/ knowledge transfer professionals Enabling best practice technology/knowledge transfer around the globe Facilitating the commercialisation of academic and public sector research A not-for-profit organisation founded in 2002 Formed by the merger of Unico (the University Companies Association founded in 1994) and Praxis © PraxisUnico 2013 2
  • 3. At the very centre of technology/knowledge transfer Through…  Our UK and international network of 6,000 professionals from across public and private sectors, allied professionals and government  Our powerful sector specific events  Our innovative training programmes  Our influence: a strong voice for technology and knowledge transfer © PraxisUnico 2013 3
  • 4. Our network: the best people enabling global best practice With shared objectives:  a desire to share best practice  a desire to share problems  a desire to craft commonly applicable solutions  a desire to nurture the next generation of professionals © PraxisUnico 2013 4
  • 5. A powerful voice Within, and from, our network: 2,700 121 97% Practitioners benefiting from PraxisUnico training UK universities and public sector research establishments are members of all UK university research funding is accounted for by PraxisUnico Members © PraxisUnico 2013 5
  • 6. Leading organisations are members including blue-chip businesses:  Lawyers  patent agents  venture capitalists  angel investors  government agencies  research-funding charities What is PraxisUnico © PraxisUnico 2013 6
  • 7. Your direct connection to the UK’s world-class centres of academic research UK universities have a superb track record in achieving economic and business advantage for international business £3.4 bn 1,262 18,000 £2.1 bn Economic Contributions companies have become a reality People employed University Spin out turnover Source: Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (2011-12) © PraxisUnico 2013 7
  • 8. Your global knowledge base With shared objectives:  a vast bank of hands-on experience  specialist sector knowledge & insight  continuous cutting-edge advice & guidance on the key issues facing our community © PraxisUnico 2013 8
  • 9. Supporting our members We help our members find partnership and promotion opportunities: © PraxisUnico 2013 9
  • 10. Highly effective networking events Our unmissable and highly effective sector specific events offer a uniquely stimulating forum  Academia  business  government  nationally and internationally What Industry Wants from Academia © PraxisUnico 2013 10
  • 11. Dates for your diary  PraxisUnico Annual Conference 12-13 June 2014, Cardiff, UK © PraxisUnico 2013 11
  • 12. Training for the next generation The latest skills, sector-relevant experience and support from colleagues:  Via scheduled skill-focused development courses  Via bespoke in-house training courses, tailored to customer requirements  Building skills, confidence and competency for any career stage © PraxisUnico 2013 12
  • 13. A focus on global business excellence Our scheduled courses include:  Fundamentals of Technology Transfer  New Venture Creation  Advanced Licensing Skills  Research Contracts  Business Development  Healthcare Technologies  Building a Successful Technology Transfer Operation  Associated workshops on valuation, marketing and negotiation © PraxisUnico 2013 13
  • 14. Bespoke training programmes to match your needs    Structured around your specific training needs and core business objectives In the UK and internationally Formal post-training effectiveness evaluation … and train your trainers too! © PraxisUnico 2013 14
  • 15. Developing skillsets for real impact Commercialisation strategies Intellectual Property Opportunity Assessment planning, development and delivery understanding, interpreting, drafting and negotiating legal agreements understanding and assessing new opportunities and how to apply these creatively in a commercial setting Marketing Industry Culture Managing Relationships building proactive research, marketing and networking skills understanding the political, cultural and operational differences between the academic and private sector negotiating, building business partnerships and stakeholder management © PraxisUnico 2013 15
  • 16. A growing global influence  We’ve trained 2,700 participants from 21 countries Organisations choosing to train with PraxisUnico include:  UK and international universities  Public sector research establishments and research councils  Industry  NHS and healthcare  Government departments  Business advisers  And many more… © PraxisUnico 2013 16
  • 17. An important connection to UK government      High profile & strong connections with the relevant UK agencies Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The Science and Innovation Network Supporting their international and economic objectives Influencing the policy makers Raising the profile of our sector at government level © PraxisUnico 2013 17
  • 18. The Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals     PraxisUnico is a founding partner of this key international organisation Provides a global standard for TT professionals’ skillset and competence Professionals can achieve Registered TT Professional status (RTTP) All PraxisUnico courses, and many events, are eligible for RTTP credits © PraxisUnico 2013 18
  • 19. The PraxisUnico team Board Advocacy Training Conference International Development Industry Engagement Administrative support for PraxisUnico is provided by a core team under the direction of an Executive Director © PraxisUnico 2013 19