Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce that it has joined PraxisAuril – the UK’s professional association for Knowledge Exchange (KE) practitioners and part of a global KE community.

 Ploughshare joins around 200 other companies, universities and public sector research organisations that manage the commercialisation of Intellectual Property to deliver social and economic impact.

Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, Ploughshare CEO, said:

“We took the decision to become members of PraxisAuril to support our commercialisation managers in their professional development and equally to support our future business ambitions as we seek to collaborate more with others across the UK innovation landscape. I look forward to seeing what new opportunities, skills, and connections this brings to help ensure that the government science we have access to has a positive impact on society.”

Ploughshare joined PraxisAuril on 1 September 2020.

About PraxisAuril

PraxisAuril’s network is made up of 5000+ active Knowledge Exchange practitioners. Its core mission is to Develop, Promote and Connect members and the work that they do to ensure that the UK derives economic, social, and creative impact from its world-leading research base.

PraxisAuril is a founding member of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) driving global professional standards and recognition through RTTP accreditation.

Since 2002 the Cambridge-based executive team, led by Maxine Ficarra, has worked with hundreds of expert practitioner volunteers to extend the organisation’s professional development, membership, and advocacy activities nationally and internationally to reach KE practitioners from 40 countries.


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