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.”

Update: PraxisUnico & AURIL: Creation of New Organisation
Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the consultation, the Working Group has been moving forward with the process to create a new organisation from PraxisUnico and AURIL. This new organisation will be more effective for our members, providing pooled resources and a single voice representing the sector.

PraxisUnico & AURIL propose creation of new single organisation: Consultation Closes
The PraxisUnico Board and AURIL Council are delighted to have received an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposal

PraxisUnico & AURIL propose creation of new single organisation: Consultation Opens
A consultation process launches today to collect views of the AURIL and PraxisUnico membership on the proposed development of a new organisation.

Updating “The Lamberts”

At a recent UUK event on “Universities, Communities and Business”, one of the main stage speakers dared to say that he thought that universities were well funded, at which point a witty member of the audience joked that he should be frog-marched from the building!

Event Report: NCUB Launch of the State of the Relationship Report 2016

The National Centre’s State of the Relationship Report launch is establishing itself as an important event in the KE calendar. The early evening reception in London was well attended with a good spread of representation from both member Universities and Businesses.


Engaging with Professional Bodies

How many Professional Bodies do you engage with during the course of delivering your role?


Engaging with European Partners

It may not have escaped your attention that there is quite a lot happening on the topic of Europe at the moment....

Making Connections and Building Relationships

It is, I hope, not presumptuous to say that all of our members face challenges in developing knowledge exchange at universities, as we strive to create great relationships between higher education and the world outside.

State Aid in Research, Development and Innovation: A Guide for Universities

Produced by AURIL and PraxisUnico in conjunction with Blake Morgan LLP and Northwood Reid.


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?