Why enter The Impact Awards

The Impact Awards recognise those teams that have produced outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer.

What are The Impact Awards?

The Impact Awards recognise and celebrate the process of transferring knowledge, expertise and intellectually linked assets from beyond higher education, charities and public sector research establishments for the wider benefit of society and economy, through two-way engagement with business, the public sector, cultural and community partners.

What’s in it for me/my team?

If your team is shortlisted we will publicise this news widely.  News will be distributed to the PraxisUnico membership which includes senior-level representatives from academia and industry. News will also be circulated to:

Finalists will gain exposure from this publicity and have the opportunity to network with peers, and major drivers and influencers from within the technology/knowledge transfer arena at the PraxisUnico annual conference Gala Dinner, Cardiff *.

* Tickets to The Impact Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner are available to purchase.  Please contact us at info@impactawards.org.uk

Who can enter The Impact Awards?

We encourage entries in the categories of Business Impact (Achieved or Aspiring) and Collaborative Impact from any team that can demonstrate:

  1. the project outcome achieved business (achieved or aspiring) or collaboration impact
  2. knowledge transfer activities were pivotal in the commercialisation process

What are the categories of The Impact Awards?

The awards celebrate the partnerships between higher education and beyond and the process of transferring knowledge and expertise across boundaries. The Impact Award categories are:

Who will win The Impact Awards?

An Impact Award will be presented to the project team that best demonstrates how it has met the entry criteria. The team must include a representative from the technology/knowledge transfer function. Teams may include, for example members from research, public policy or public services, spin-out or start-up companies, or collaborators from business.

Who judges The Impact Awards?

The Impact Awards judges’ panel will be chaired by Allyson Reed, the panel comprises leaders from the fields of science, innovation and technology.

Why are The Impact Awards different?

Other 'impact' awards celebrate technology innovation. The Impact Awards aim to recognise the range of activities (knowledge transfer) that help to identify the commercial applications of research and which stimulate innovation. Entries are encouraged that have had impact on environmental, business or public policy and service sectors.

How are The Impact Awards received?

Winners will be announced during The Impact Awards Ceremony, to be held at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner in Cardiff on the evening of Thursday 12th June 2014.

If you’d like to attend the Gala Dinner please contact us at info@impactawards.org.uk

Non-members are also welcome to attend the PraxisUnico Conference, Cardiff 12-13 June 2014. Click here to register for the conference.

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