The KE Awards

The KE Awards are a new initiative organised by PraxisAuril, the UK’s world-leading professional association for Knowledge Exchange (KE) practitioners, to celebrate the contribution of KE professionals in enabling and facilitating the societal and economic impact of research. Sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a new body creating the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish, the KE Awards will recognise and celebrate the people behind the best KE achievements.

Split into six categories, the finalists of the 2019 KE Awards are as follows:

KE Deal of the Year

Coventry University Group
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of Central Lancashire
Oxford University Innovation

External KE Initiative of the Year

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
The University of Manchester
University of Kent

Internal KE Initiative of the Year

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
The University of Manchester
University of Kent

KE Partnership of the Year

University of Oxford
Heriot-Watt University
University of Exeter

KE Team of the Year

University of Liverpool
University of Oxford
University of Birminghamt

Internal KE Initiative of the Year

Paul Maclennan, Anderson Law LLP
Tony Hickson, Cancer Research UK
Govind Pindoria, Imperial Innovations
Amanda Selvaratnam, University of York
David Brownlee, HSC Innovation

The 2019 KE Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 13th June at the annual PraxisAuril 2019 Conference. Taking place in Harrogate UK, the conference will bring together over 400 Knowledge Exchange professionals, both nationally and internationally to discuss, learn and connect. Alongside the KE awards, the event will also host a dedicated industry and networking event lead by CBI to help connect universities with industry and explore potential collaborations and address business challenges.

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