June 18, 2018, by Rob Ounsworth

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards: why you should enter

Our pioneering, multidisciplinary research delivers discoveries that have a real impact on lives. By working collaboratively and sharing knowledge with our partners, the impact of our research is amplified.

The University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards celebrate the transformative impact of our research on business and society – in the East Midlands, the UK and across the world.

The awards for 2018 are open for entries with a deadline of 5 July.

This is the third time the biannual awards have been held, following glittering events in 2014 and 2016 that featured some truly inspiring insights into how our research and its impact is improving lives.

In 2016, more than 100 entries were received. Projects from smart wheels for aircraft to biological bandages to prevent blindness were recognised.

Winners included Professor Christine Moffatt CBE, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research, who was presented with the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Knowledge Exchange and Impact. Dr Sarah Atkins took home the award for the Faculty of Arts for her work on professional communication in medical education. And Dr Jason Atkin, Dr Geert De Maere and John Crook won the Faculty of Science award for their work on algorithms to improve airport efficiency.

There are nine award categories this year, including a new award for Policy Impact.

The Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards are open to all research disciplines at the University.

Why enter? The awards offer opportunities for:

  • informing REF impact case studies
  • peer recognition across the University and beyond
  • benchmarking and evaluating your work as part of the application process
  • increased credibility, helping to secure future business engagement work
  • Team motivation for everyone involved in your project, from researchers, partners and support staff

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, University of Nottingham, said: “These awards are an opportunity to recognise the societal and economic impact of our research in its many forms and arising from every faculty across the University. I look forward to celebrating your success with you alongside your colleagues, collaborators, funders and beneficiaries.”

Visit Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018 to find out more and enter.


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