Applications are now open for the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018, recognising outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations.
A word document with the questions can be found below:
Engagement and Enterprise Awards form [DOC 31KB]. Please note that applications must be made via the online form.
Applications are welcomed in the following categories:
Public Engagement Categories
Inspire Award - for those who have inspired others by finding creative and engaging ways to communicate their research; such as to raise young people’s aspirations or enthuse new and different audiences.
Involve Award - for activity where the public can contribute their knowledge, expertise or time to research, such as citizen science, patient involvement and collaborative research projects.
Interact Award - recognising the partnerships, collaborations and community connections that are essential to public engagement, so seeks to celebrate excellent engagement and the partnerships which underpin these projects.
Influence Award - recognising activity where research has been used to influence a shift in attitudes or the way that things are done, whether this be organisational change, influencing policy or how people think about a topic and their actions.
Media and Public Relations Categories
Best Opinion/ Comment Piece - This award is given to an academic who has written a persuasive and engaging piece which helps to shape public opinion or presents a unique analysis of their research.
Best Published Research Campaign - This award is given to an academic who has worked with the PR team to develop a successful media campaign for a research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Academic Innovation Categories
Academic Commercial Enterprise - For the QMUL spin-out company or commercial agreement with an industrial partner that has generated the most revenues and/or reached a significant commercial milestone, leading to an increase the value of the opportunity.
Academic Non-Commercial Enterprise - For non-commercial Impact activity. Some examples of this are: formation of a social enterprise or not for profit company, or entity; the development of new cultural/creative innovative projects, activities, platforms that were developed in partnership with external companies or organisations to generate Impact; and the licensing of open source software.
Innovation of the Year - This award is for the project which has achieved one or a number of milestones that could lead to a significant commercial or non-commercial enterprise in the future.
The Bruce Dickinson Award for Academic Entrepreneur of the Year - This award is for an individual that has demonstrated significant in-year entrepreneurial activity.
Student Enterprise Categories
Entrepreneurial Student of the Year - The winner of this award will be an innovative self-starter who can evidence that they’ve used their creativity and leadership skills to make a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial project (or multiple projects) over the past 12 months.
Most Promising Student Business of the Year - The winner of this award will be the business that can demonstrate they’ve achieved the most over the past year and has the best foundations for future success.