Calling all innovators – recognition for your innovation ideas

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

The awards, organised by PraxisUnico, are now well established (launched in 2009) with numbers of entries increasing year on year.  Shortlisted entries benefit from far reaching media coverage - not just across the PraxisUnico member network but to government stakeholders, research councils, education, and innovation & technology media. 

If you have been involved in any innovation where knowledge transfer was key to the commercialisation process, PraxisUnico would like to hear from you!

Closing date for entries: 28 March 2014

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Business Impact - Achieved

This award recognises projects that have made an outstanding business impact through successful knowledge transfer, where there is evidence of impact delivered.

Business Impact - Aspiring

This award recognises projects that promise to make an outstanding business impact through successful knowledge transfer, but where the impact may still to be fully realised, or is hard to quantify.

Collaborative Impact

This award recognises collaborative projects that leverage the intellectual assets of the research base. Types of projects might include 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 Awards are organised by PraxisUnico, the UK’s leading research commercialisation organisation.  PraxisUnico supports innovation and the commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.


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