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FREE workshop for R&D Managers in SMEs

FREE workshop for R&D Managers in SMEs

 

Praxis Unico will be delivering a government funded FREE workshop for R&D Managers in SMEs who want to build effective collaborations with universities. PraxisUnico is the world-leading national professional association for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals working at the interface between Higher Education and business. 

When - 1 March 2016 9:00 AM   to   6:30 PM

Location - National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

SMEs are working more and more with universities to access expert knowledge, specialist skills and new products and service opportunities. Businesses benefit from substantially reduced risk in early-stage R&D, tax benefits and often access to government funding schemes. Examples of collaborative links with universities include ‘contract research’, consultancy services, use of facilities and equipment, training and professional development, and longer-term strategic partnerships. 

This one-day event is designed to provide R&D Managers in SMEs with insights and practical help on:

- New product and service development
- Accelerated R&D
- Expert consultants
- Specialist facilities
- Funding support

The workshop will cover: 

- Why work with a university?
- How to find and approach the right university partner
- What products and mechanisms can universities offer?
- What funding is available?
- How to structure successful agreement
- Top tips for best results

The event will begin at 9.30am (registration from 9am) and will be followed by a networking session (3.30–6.30pm) with technology transfer directors and university business development managers on hand to facilitate direct connections. It takes place at the NCVO in London, a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross station.

Book your place online now, or for further information please email nicky.warnock@praxisunico.org.uk

PraxisUnico has been leading the way in the design and delivery of practitioner-led training courses and events for a large and diverse network of professional intermediaries for over 13 years, both nationally and internationally. They are a world-leading national professional association for knowledge exchange and commercialisation practitioners, and experts in training courses and events for professionals working at the interface between Higher Education and SMEs.

The network extends to 5,200 individuals, from over 170 member organisations (including universities, research councils, Catapults and other public sector research establishments) all of whom help translate research outcomes into social and economic impact through direct interaction with their counterparts in industry.

Praxis Unico is working with HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) to provide SMEs with practical support to help them get the most out of such collaborative interactions.

 

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