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Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards 2020

The University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards celebrate the partnerships and initiatives led by UofG staff to deliver world-changing impact. 

This year, there are 5 categories, reflecting the broad range of excellence in engagement across the University:

  • Best collaboration (Arts & Culture)
  • Best collaboration (Business)
  • Best collaboration (Policy & Practice)
  • Best community or Public Engagement Initiative
  • Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year

Full details of each of the categories are provided below. Nominations should be submitted to RIS@glasgow.ac.uk by 9am on Friday 15th of November 2019. The awards will be announced at the Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Celebration in March 2020. (Details TBC).

Download the Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards 2020 Nomination form

All University staff are eligible to be nominated. Students may be nominated in the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' category.  Nominators should be members of staff, and should not be members of the short-listing or awarding panels.

Prize

Each winner will receive a non-pay award of £1000 to be spent on knowledge-exchange activities or related professional development. For team submissions, the award will go to the nominated project lead.

"It's always great to receive recognition for your achievements, particularly so from colleagues at the University of Glasgow, Causeway’s spiritual home. Since winning the award, Causeway has won a second Innovate UK award for £1.3M that allowed us to accelerate our tennis elbow clinical program which, will recruit its first patient in January 2020." Dr Derek Gilchrist, winner of Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

"My teenage daughter kept telling me ‘Dad you need to do more with social media’  - and while I knew that she was right, I simply didn’t have the time. We used our UofG Knowledge Exchange Award to hire a UofG student as a PR intern. She has since boosted or social media presence with regular updates on Twitter and Instagram and looked into the production of animations for us as well." Professor Ralf Kaiser, winner of Best Collaboration (Business) Award 2019

Categories

Best Collaboration (Arts & Culture)

Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Arts & Culture.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  • Innovation in project/initiative design
 

Best Collaboration (Business)

Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Business.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  • Innovation in project/initiative design
 

Best Collaboration (Policy & Practice)

Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Policy & Practice.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  • Innovation in project/initiative design
 

Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative

Celebrating the best in community and public engagement with research at the University, this will be awarded to the community or public engagement initiative that is an exemplar of best practice.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrable change or benefit to the audiences engaged with
  • Innovation in project/initiative design
  • Proactive targeting of underserved audiences
 

Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a University of Glasgow staff member or student who has best demonstrated the attributes of an entrepreneur in the last year.

Criteria:

  • Demonstration of key entrepreneurial attributes: vision, sense of purpose, resilience, flexibility, and confidence.
  • Leadership of a project that requires an entrepreneurial approach
  • Pioneering a new approach or technology
 

Judging

The Awards follow a judging process whereby nominations are judged against the criteria set out on this page.  Following initial consideration of all nominations, a number will be shortlisted for each Award category. The strongest nominations from the shortlist will then be chosen as the category winners. The decisions of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The University reserves the right not to make an Award in any of the categories, in the event that no nominations are received which sufficiently meet the criteria. Shortlisting will be undertaken by the University’s Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement Group.

Category winners will be chosen by the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund panel, which comprises of Vice-Principal, Corporate Engagement & Innovation; Colleges Deans of Research; Dean of Public Engagement and Executive Director, Research & Innovation.


Confidentiality

Until shortlisted nominations and Award winners are announced, the results of the judging are confidential. Judges are not permitted to discuss or disclose the contents of nominations outside the confines of Award Panel discussions and meetings.  The names, details and contents of nominations which are not shortlisted will remain confidential.