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Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award - Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources win

5 June 2019

On the 4th June the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources team won the UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award alongside a commendation.

Winners with provost

The Bartlett School of Environment Energy and Resources (BSEER) won the Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise award and received a commendation for its innovative approaches to enterprise in UCL. This prestigious UCL award highlighted the successes of the School’s work developing a partnerships approach to enterprise which sits across research, teaching and consultancy, led by Kim Novelli (Research Manager) and Professor Paul Ruyssevelt (former Partnerships Director).

Commendation of the Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise award was also given to the UKCMB team (Hector Altamirano, Peter Rickaby, Valentina Marincioni and Yasemin Aktas and Colin King) for their contribution to driving a collaborative approach to tackling major global economic and health problems in damp buildings.

About BSEER’s partnerships model

Over the past five years, BSEER has developed a partnerships approach to enterprise which sits across research, teaching and consultancy. The school now employs a full-time Partnerships Manager (Elinor Kruse) overseeing the development and maintenance of relationships with a large number of partners who support research projects, sponsor post-graduate students and commission consultancy. 

Paul Ruyssevelt said:

We’re delighted to have won the UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. In BSEER we’ve applied innovation to our enterprise activities to develop a partnerships policy which establishes long-term strategic relationships with government, industry and third sector organisations to provide support for academic endeavours and generate income that delivers benefits across the school.”


Kim Novelli said:

It is fantastic that the work of professional services staff has been recognised and in BSEER all staff feel able to contribute to the achievements of the four Institutes.”

Download our partnerhsips presentation from the event: 


About UKCMB

The UKCMB is an independent, not for profit, public good organisation run by the Bartlett Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), UCL Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The UKCMB works in a rigorous and transparent manner together with partners from academia, government, industry and the public to substantially improve the way moisture risk in buildings is understood and managed in the UK.

Hector said:

We would like to thank everyone that has supported the UKCMB work, including the Innovation and Enterprise team and the BSEER admin team. This award reflects the effort the late Neil May put into founding and establishing the Centre, so it stands as a memorial to him”


About BSEER

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources is home to UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

The School brings together expertise on sustainability in the built environment - and beyond. Our mission is to enable world-leading research with innovative and novel methodologies, and to educate the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

More information

To find out more about partnerships at BSEER, please contact Elinor Kruse, Partnerships Manager: bseer-partnerships@ucl.ac.uk