Dr Dawn Scott, Research Development Manager for the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences in Research & Knowledge Transfer, and David Billington, of Great Western Research (GWR), a project promoting innovative research collaborations between University groups in the South West and businesses across the UK, were both nominated at the recent PraxisUnico Impact Awards.
PraxisUnico is an educational not-for-profit organisation set up to support innovation and commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.
Dawn was nominated because of her work developing the University’s contract research portfolio and leading on a number of high profile environmental knowledge transfer initiatives. GWR was nominated in the collaboration category for its outstanding success in bringing together different research groups and institutions with businesses to promote economic growth in the South West.
Dawn said: “It was great to be nominated for the KT Achiever of the Year award, and to enjoy an evening of good food, company and thought provoking speeches at the PraxisUnico Impact Awards dinner in Glasgow. I may not have won, but at least I got to meet Maggie Philbin!”
Find out more about the GWR project at their website.
Posted by Nick Southall (Research & Knowledge Transfer).