PraxisUnico events drive academic-industry partnerships

At the first in a new series of industry-partnered events, PraxisUnico brings expert practitioners from the commercial and public sectors together to share best practice in building strong, successful academic-industry partnerships.


With the opportunity to hear about data analytics, intelligent information systems, setting strategic priorities, funding opportunities and more, this event is a fantastic opportunity for University staff working in Business Development, Knowledge Transfer and Corporate Relations roles to increase their knowledge and extend networks. Places are strictly limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

This event, in association with BT, will take place on Wednesday 14 January 2015 at Adastral Park near Ipswich.

Who should attend?

The PraxisUnico ‘Driving academic-industry partnerships….’ event-series is designed to aid the work of University staff working in Business Development, Knowledge Transfer and Corporate Relations roles, where the development of research-based collaborations and consortium between government, academia, and industry is key; as is the identification and generation of successful funding bids, collaborations and research-led activities between academia and external partners. 

Why should I attend?

  • Increase your knowledge of the strategic industry priorities in each sector, with further insights on how the priorities are being addressed
  • Hear examples of successful academic-industry collaborations, gain further understanding of the methods of collaboration and the reasons for their success
  • Hear about the strategic priorities of the government research funders active in this sector
  • Expand your network by making new contacts

Speakers and sessions will include:

  • Data Analytics - Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data Research, BT
  • Working with Industry on Intelligent Information Systems - Professor Trevor Martin, University of Bristol
  • Software Defined Everything - Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, VMware
  • Strategic Priorities, Case Studies and Funding Opportunities - Vivienne Blackstone, Senior Portfolio Manager, ICT, EPSRC
  • UK Innovation Support for ICT – the Strategy & Delivery - Jonathan Mitchener, ICT, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK; Ian Osborne, Senior Manager for Information and Communications Technologies, The Knowledge Transfer Network Limited

A limited number of places will be available to attend the BT showcase at the end of the day (max. 30 people).  The BT Showcase is a series of real life scenarios where technology is key to taking new innovations to market. Tours take approximately 45 minutes, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (opt-in during registration process)

Delegate fees:
£200 early bird (closes Friday 5th December)
£250 standard rate (from Monday 8th December)

Event details
Registration: 09:45 – 10:30
Welcome: 10.30
Close: 4.00pm (optional showcase tour)
See event programme for further details 

Venue: For further details about, and directions to Adastral Park click here

Accommodation: For details of accommodation in the local area click here


Contact name
Nicky Warnock
01223 659958


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