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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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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Resources

University technology transfer

The knowledge exchange professional bodies AURIL and Praxisunico have shared a set of FAQs on important issues in university technology transfer. The FAQs were prepared by a group chaired by Dr Tony Raven, Chief Executive of Cambridge Enterprise.

Sharing good practice between US and UK university technology transfer experts 

Dr Lita Nelson of MIT and Dr Kathy Ku of Stanford University presented advice to us when visiting the UK, to share good practice with HEFCE and policy makers and university technology transfer experts.  

Are US university spin-out processes really better than those of UK universities?

Download the Are US university spin-out processes really better than those of UK universities as PDF (123 KB)

Innovations in UK university technology financing

Tony Hickson, Managing Director Technology Transfer, Imperial Innovations Group PLC explains the 'Patient Capital' movement in the UK, which has been developed by UK universities working with private sector partners to help bridge the valley of death in spinning out companies from research.

Patient Capital – a new way of funding the commercialisation of early stage UK science 

Download the Patient Capital – a new way of funding the commercialisation of early stage UK science as PDF (5,394 KB)

Page last updated 31 August 2016