Announcing the finalists of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards
These fledgling companies and collaborations range from high end, premium fine bone china tableware sold in 20 countries worldwide founded on contemporary student designs, to re-purposed space technology (gamma-ray spectroscopy technology) for homeland security which will benefit world trade by millions of dollars per annum. Also amongst the finalists are: a unique project offering direct knowledge transfer from the University’s law school to local startup businesses, providing a hugely inaccessible skillset to new businesses which had previously been cost prohibitive; an automated social media analytics tool that analyses whole conversations, not just isolated messages, which promises to give brands unique information; and a product that reduces sodium levels in food by between 25%-50% without sacrificing taste.
Dr Douglas Robertson, Chair of PraxisUnico, said, “The entries and the chosen finalists are a testament to the diversity and strength of knowledge transfer activity taking place within research and higher education in the UK. I would like to thank all those who entered and pay tribute to the many other activities of KT professionals which often stay under the radar but which make the UK a hugely successful environment for university-industry interactions and for transferring research into application for the benefit of society.”
Winners of The Impact Awards will be announced at The Impact Awards ceremony at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner on 13 June in Nottingham.
Business Impact Achieved Award finalists are:
Flux Stoke on Trent – a design led spin-out company from Staffordshire University
SODA-LO® from The University of Nottingham
Symetrica from University of Southampton
Microlase/Coherent laser companies from University of Strathclyde
Business Impact Aspiring Award finalists are:
City Enterprise Services from City University London
STORM from The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP)
School Screener™ from City University London
Chatterbox Analytics from Queen Mary, University of London
Collaborative Impact Award finalists are:
New Centre for Global Eco-Innovation from The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd)
CIRCLE from University of York
A new public-private model for cancer drug discovery from Cancer Research Technology and Newcastle University
KT Professional of the Year
Judges determined not to award this year.
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