Knowledge and Innovation Secondments and Training (KIST) – The University of Bath Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: UNLISTED

Abstract

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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills.  The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities.  This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes.  Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.

People

ORCID iD

 
Description Dr Sean Cumming has been joined the working group for the RFU looking into the potential implementation of Biobanding for youth rugby in England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Arthritis Research UK
Amount £98,000 (GBP)
Organisation Versus Arthritis 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Industrial funding: Pro Bono Bio Limited
Amount £156,000 (GBP)
Organisation Pro Bono Bio Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2018
 
Description Industrial funding: Rugby Football Union
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rugby Football Union RFU 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Industrial funding: Rugby Fottball Union
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rugby Football Union RFU 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Title Bath Academy Rugby (software & manual of procedures) 
Description - Created Physical Development System, a software programme for monitoring and interpreting changes in the growth and maturity and performance of players. This system also allows practitioners to evaluate players by biological and not just chronological age This software is now being applied across the academy and integrated into the player development process -Created Manual of procedures for clubs outlining assessment and monitoring process 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved monitoring and assessment. 
 
Title A SURGICAL ASSEMBLY, STABILISATION PLATE AND METHODS 
Description A surgical assembly, a stabilisation plate and methods are disclosed. The surgical assembly comprises: a jig (100) comprising a body having a tissue-engaging surface shaped to be received by tissue to be re-orientated by a correction factor, said body defining a plurality of alignment apertures, said plurality of alignment apertures being orientated to be parallel with respect to each other on application of said correction factor. In this way, it is possible to determine from the jig itself when the desired correction factor, rotation or displacement has been applied correctly because the alignment apertures become parallel, thereby avoiding the need for additional operative measurement and/or imaging. 
IP Reference WO2017221000 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact A new company collaboration and further research funding
 
Description Advisory board for AstraZeneca 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Working with AstraZeneca to develop an antibody advisory board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bath Academy Rugby - Engagement at local level (workshop & presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Educated all Bath Academy Rugby staff on the measurement of growth and maturity (workshop)

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Presented to coaches of Bath Academy satellite schools at Bath Player Development Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Bath Academy Rugby project featured on local BBC news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Project was featured on TV BBC points west and has been viewed over 229,000 times on their facebook site and shared 980 times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/play/video/1452873180
 
Description ICC Antibody validation for the Global Standards Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Heading up a group looking at ICC antibody validation by the global biological standards agency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://www.gbsi.org/work/antibody-validation-standards
 
Description Infection detecting wound dressing (BBC 1's One Show) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC's The One Show (from 12.58) has featured the infection detecting wound dressing by Dr Toby Jenkins (Chemistry).

Appear on the One Show TV programme on 22/1/16.
Episode not currently available, but link included, just in case this changes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wd8n9
 
Description Infection detecting wound dressing (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wide national and international media coverage:
The Guardian (link below)

International coverage (USA, Australia, India, Russia, Chile etc):
The Washington Times (USA) - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/7/engineers-design-super-stretch-band-aid-future-loa/

Brisbane Times (Australia) - http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/bandages-change-colour-to-warn-wearers-of-infection-20151217-glpra8.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/dec/20/colour-changing-dressing-to-fight-antibiotic-resista...
 
Description Organisation of a meeting with AstraZeneca 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The University will be hosting the Second International Antibody Validation Meeting, held on campus on 15 and 16 September 2016.
The event is organised by the University as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, and is supported by AstraZeneca and University spin-out company CiteAb, with sponsorship from Abcam and Proteintech.

The meeting is a unique event which will bring together leading researchers working in academia, the pharma/biotech industry and antibody suppliers. Attendees will present their data on the validation of research antibodies in order to generate debate about research reproducibility, drive best practice and improve research antibody validation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2016/02/24/international-antibody-validation-meeting/