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Do You Know of Any Outstanding Examples of Teamwork in Promoting Innovation Through Industry-Academia Partnerships?

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Teamwork in Innovation Award, which recognises outstanding examples of teamwork in promoting innovation through industry-academia partnerships, is now open for nominations.

Selected by an independent selection panel this annual award is open now for both RSC members and non-RSC members alike.  The winning team will receive a cash prize of £4,000!

The deadline for nominations is the 15th January.



More details:


Guidelines for nominators


•   Nominations open on 01 October 2015 and close on 15 January 2016.

•   Both RSC Members and non-RSC members can nominate for this award 

•   Nominees may NOT nominate themselves

•   The award is open to nominees based in the UK and internationally 

•   The award is open to teams of any size working on a collaborative project between industry and academia. The project may be a discrete part of a larger, on-going industrial programme or stand alone. Industry-academia current or past partnerships welcome.  


Selection criteria

 Selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The assessment panel will employ the following criteria (in no particular order):

1  Demonstration of innovation and impact (commercial, environmental, financial as applicable) 

2  Structure of the project team and evidence of teamwork

3  Scientific depth of the project and level of chemical innovation

4  Bulk of the innovation carried out in the UK (does not rule out international cooperation)  


Selection panel


•   Dr Bryan Hanley, The Knowledge Transfer Network (Chair) 

•   Dr Elaine Baxter, Procter&Gamble

•   Prof Roy Sandbach, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

•   Dr Ian Bell, Afton Chemical



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