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Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018

Applications are now open for the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018, recognising outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations. 

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please click here. 

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.

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