Impact Award winners 2012

Impact Award winners 2012

18 Jun 2012

The winners of the 2012 impact awards that celebrate collaborative working and knowledge transfer were announced this month at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner, at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The winner of the Business Impact – achieved award went to University of Sheffield for Cimcyp Simulater; a ground-breaking software project that enables scientists to predict how a drug will behave prior to clinical trials, thereby saving millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent on testing drugs that could later fail.

The winner of the Business Impact – aspiring award went to Simpleware Ltd/University of Exeter for Simpleware. A company that develops, markets and distributes world-leading software solutions for engineering design and simulation.

The collaborative impact award went to University of Bath and Ford Motor Company for Fuel Efficient, Low Carbon Cars; a twenty-five year collaboration that is now having a huge impact on national CO2 emissions resulting from engine improvements in everyday passenger cars.

The special recognition award went to Tough Furniture Ltd/University of Wolverhampton, School of Art & Design for Tough Furniture, a project that transformed a business through its engagement in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between a business and university. 

The knowledge transfer achiever of the year award went to Dr Sonja Vujovic of Edinburgh Research and Innovation for achievements in translating the outputs of UK research into the new innovations of tomorrow.

Find out more about the impact awards here

View the press release here

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Last updated on Monday 18 June 2012 at 16:02

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