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2013 UCL Awards for Enterprise – Nominations are now closed
On Tuesday 14th May 2013, UCL will honour a new generation of enterprise at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The awards ceremony and drinks reception will highlight UCL as a leading hub of innovation and commercial activity, while bringing together academics with businesses and investors.
UCL PROVOST'S SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE AWARD
The UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award recognises the achievements and attitude of an academic at UCL that has demonstrated a willingness to engage with business in multiple ways that have enhanced their core research and teaching activities.
This engagement may include developing relationships that have delivered research sponsorship or helped to seed new products or services in to the market place.
A key element of the entrepreneurial spirit is that it is ongoing, making the best of entrepreneurial opportunities that exist to enhance academic objectives. The vision and drive of such entrepreneurial individuals underpin the legacy of innovation and enterprise at UCL.
The 2012 winner in this category was Prof Philip Treleaven, Professor of Computer Science
Director, PhD Centre in Financial Computing, UCL Dept Computer Science.
Many of the previous winners, in addition to being recognised for this award, their efforts and achievements have also been noted, leading to them being promoted within UCL:
Dr David Chapman (2011 winner) is now Vice- Dean (Enterprise), Engineering Sciences.
Prof Anthony Finkelstein (2009 winner) is now Dean, Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
Prof Alan Penn (2008 winner) is now Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment.
UCL ENTERPRISE PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This is to be awarded to an organisation or business demonstrating key contributions to the advancement of UCL research and entrepreneurship.
This year, we are asking for nominations for two categories within this award:
- UCL Small and Medium Enterprise Partner of the Year Award
- UCL Corporate Enterprise Partner of the Year Award
The 2012 winners in this catergory were
UCL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognises a project recently established by staff or students in UCL, that demonstrates the positive application of entrepreneurial skills and attitude for social benefit rather than profit alone.
The 2012 UCL Social Enterprise Project of the Year Award was given to Heritage Without Borders.