Award categories

Business Impact - Achieved

The Business Impact - Achieved award recognises projects that have demonstrated outstanding business impact through successful knowledge transfer, where the impact can be evidenced and, ideally, quantified or measured. This catergory welcomes nominations from all sectors of technology and innovation and may include (but is not limited to) licensing or spinout deals. Entries must be supported by clear evidence of commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or impact on society.

The same project may be entered into more than one award category.

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Business Impact - Aspiring

The Business Impact - Aspiring award recognises projects that have strong potential to make outstanding business impact through successful knowledge transfer, but where the impact may still to be fully realised or is hard to quantify. This category welcomes nominations from all sectors of technology and innovation and may include (but is not limited to) licensing or spinout deals. Entries must be supported by clear indications that demonstrate potential for commercial success and/or impact on society.

The same project may be entered into more than one award category.

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Collaborative Impact

The Collaborative Impact Award recognises collaborative projects that leverage the intellectual assets of the research base. This category welcomes nominations from any partnership and may include (but is not limited to) research collaborations or consultancy with business or the public sector and/or knowledge transfer projects involving more than one higher education or research institute. The impact achieved through the collaboration should be defined and evidenced, and ideally quantified.

The same project may be entered into more than one award category.

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