About Us

AURIL is the professional association representing all practitioners involved in knowledge creation, development and exchange in the UK and Ireland who work to ensure that new ideas, technologies and innovations flow from their institution into the market place. It is the largest knowledge transfer association in Europe, with more than 1600 members drawn from universities and public sector research establishments.

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Latest News
  • AURIL Newsletter - January 2016

    Find out what AURIL has planned for 2016.

  • AURIL Blog

    Is consultancy still a dirty word in academic circles?

    With the push for greater impact from the research base and more academic-industry partnerships, will consultancy finally come out of the shadows and become fully part of academic life?

  • AURIL Inspirational Mentoring Scheme
    At AURIL2015 we were delighted to launch an expansion of the Professional Development framework by establishing AURIL’s Inspirational Mentoring Scheme (AIMS) in order to help support and develop early career knowledge exchange professionals.
  • Innovation Vouchers – Do they stimulate Business – University Interactions?
    In the classic Innovate UK diagram, Innovation Vouchers are seen as possible 1st step on the innovation escalator encouraging SMEs to engage with the Knowledge Base for the first time. From a University perspective this is an opportunity to engage and develop longer term partnerships with new potentially high growth SMEs and now is perhaps the time to reflect on how effective Innovation Vouchers have been in achieving this.