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Impact Awards for KEC professionals

Research Councils UK website
PraxisUnico website


Call status: Closed
Call opens: 2015 TBC

RCUK and PraxisUnico are working together to deliver a joint competition to reward and recognize knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.

This Impact Award competition for KEC professionals is replacing the PraxisUnico Impact Awards and the BBSRC Activating Impact competition from 2015 by working across all the communities supported by PraxisUnico and the Research Councils:

The joint RCUK/PraxisUnico Impact Award competition for KEC professionals is to open in early 2015 and will culminate with an award ceremony later in 2015.

Previous awards: 2014

King's College London website

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."

Visit  Queen Mary University of London website

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."