Call status: Closed
Next application deadline: 2014 TBC
This competition has been developed to acknowledge, raise awareness of and celebrate the activities of successful Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) teams or individuals that make an essential contribution to delivering impact from excellent bioscience research and capabilities supported by us.
- To recognise the important contribution made by professional KEC staff working with researchers to turning excellent bioscience into real-life benefits
- To enable the sharing of best practice in KEC amongst the bioscience community
- To stimulate innovative approaches to KEC activities in the biosciences
The winning organisation will receive £100K (up to two runner-ups will receive £50K) to contribute to an aspect of the organisation's strategy for KEC, as identified by the entry in this competition.
Awards will be made alongside our annual Innovator of the Year award in March 2014.
The competition is open to:
- research organisations whose total value of BBSRC grants live on 1 April 2013 exceeded £5M
- all BBSRC strategically funded institutes
Research Organisations near the eligibility cut-off of £5M and interested in participating in the competition are encouraged to contact us (see contact information below).
How to apply
The call for applications is closed.
Lead entrants should complete all sections of the entry form.
Submit your application via email to email@example.com.
Previous awards: 2014
Winner: King's College London
Michael Hill-King, Director of Partnerships & Consultancy at King's College London said: "Winning this award is fantastic. It validates the innovative approaches we have deployed to help our researchers get impact from their activities. This award will help us to build on the successes we have had in the biosciences."
Winner: Queen Mary University of London
Cath Lavery, Head of Business Development at Queen Mary University of London commented: "It is wonderful that the collaborative efforts of our professional services teams across the university have been recognised with this BBSRC Activating Impact award. By working together we have achieved a great deal and this award will help us to roll out new initiatives to support our BBSRC-funded researchers to maximise the impact of their research."