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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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PraxisAuril is the UK’s professional association for public sector knowledge exchange and commercialisation practitioners. Their broader work covers a range of knowledge exchange areas, as described in the cross-cutting section of this portal. 

PraxisAuril supports technology transfer professionals in order to improve skills across the whole of the university sector through the provision of training and creating valuable connections between members and stakeholders at their events.

PraxisAuril is also a founding member of the global alliance of technology/knowledge transfer professional bodies, Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), which drives global, professional standards.

UK Intellectual Property Office   

The IPO has developed an updated range of tools and resources to help students, lecturers, researchers and university management to understand, manage and exploit their IP. Resources include the Lambert Toolkit, an Intellectual Asset Management Guide, and an IP tutoring tool.  

McMillan: Review of good practice in technology transfer

A review of good practice in technology transfer from an expert group, chaired by Professor Trevor McMillan, was published on 1 September 2016. We will publish information about taking forward recommendations from the review in due course.

Page last updated 28 February 2018

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