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AURIL North West Network - 5 April 2017 - Event Report
Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2017

18 representatives from across 7 North West Universities were hosted by Lancaster University, to network and discuss EU Funding – post BREXIT, how to secure and implement ESIF funds, a key theme identified at the last AURIL networking meeting.  Read more...

PraxisUnico and AURIL form a single organisation to represent KEC professionals in the UK

Martin Davies, co-Chair of the new organisation (and former Chair of AURIL) said “Our members told us that they would be highly supportive of this development and we are very excited by the many opportunities that this will now provide for our sector as a whole and which will enable us to offer an expanded range of services and benefits to all constituents.  The new Board is looking forward to working with members from across the whole range of organisations we now represent to shape the way forward.”

Next AURIL Event

PraxisUnico 2017 Conference
Dates:      14-16 June 2017
Location: Sheffield Hallam University
October Conference

Dates: 5-6 October 2017
Location: Bristol Marriott Royal, Bristol

For more information contact Fiona Lees.

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  • Creates connections and partnerships between universities, PSROs, industry and other sectors in the fields of research and knowledge exchange (KE) to enhance wealth creation, competitiveness, quality of life, innovation and deliver economic and social impact.

  • Is at the forefront of the development of KE in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

  • Has been a long term advocate for embedding KE within universities and public sector organisations.

  • Enjoys widespread international recognition as a valued partner with KE organisations in the public sector and through its success in influencing UK government policy.

  • Has strong working relations with the Confederation of British Industry, Universities UK, the UK Patent Office, Department of Health, BIS, HM Treasury and higher education funding councils. In partnership with these bodies it has produced many KE publications, such as the IP Management Guide and the CPD Framework.

  • With partners in government, industry, NHS, funders and stakeholders at all levels AURIL addresses the issues that can hinder the success of your role, identifying blockages and barriers, helping to find solutions through changes in practice and policy that make knowledge exchange easier.

  • Collaborates with other stakeholders on the Institute of Knowledge Transfer which serves to further enhance the professional recognition of the sector and of those working within it.

  • Is a large knowledge transfer association, with more than 1600 members from universities, NHS Trusts and PSROs across Europe. 


  • One nominated representative who holds the organisation’s voting rights.

  • All other employees of the organisation automatically become members. Their nominated representative just has to inform the AURIL office to activate their membership.

  • Access to reduced delegates rates at all AURIL events and the AURIL annual conference.

  • The ability to communicate with the AURIL community to seek advice or promote employment opportunities.