The HEFCE-universities Knowledge Exchange (KE) Framework Steering Group (Note 1) has asked the Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL), PraxisUnico and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) (Note 2) to help compile evidence about existing good practice in research commercialisation. This is focused on all forms of research and development partnering and contracting between universities and businesses and other enterprises.
The KE framework programme aims to support a culture of continuous improvement in universities. Its steering group is chaired by Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University. The steering group is collecting evidence to inform a potential review of this topic, to sit alongside the review of good practice in technology transfer published in September 2016 (Note 3). This request for evidence excludes areas already addressed in the technology transfer review.