The UCL Innovation and Enterprise Awards recognise the successes of staff, students and alumni who engage in innovation and enterprise activities.
Innovation and enterprise activities bring tremendous benefits both to academic work as well as wider society – improving people’s health, prospects and quality of life.
The UCL Innovation and Enterprise Awards are an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate these achievements.
The past year has seen outstanding successes in innovation and enterprise across the entire UCL community. Highlights include:
- an unprecedented investment of £438m in four UCL gene therapy spinouts
- a team of UCL undergraduates winning the $1m Hult Prize to develop their social enterprise
- an exciting new partnership, the UCL Dance Network, fostering innovative collaborations between UCL academics and organisations including the English National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells and Studio Wayne Macgregor.
Award categories for 2019
This year’s winners will be announced at the 2019 UCL Awards for Innovation and Enterprise, which will be held at UCL on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.
The categories for the 2019 awards are as follows:
Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award
Recognises the achievements and positive attitude of a UCL academic, student or alumni who has demonstrated a willingness to engage with enterprising activities. This could be either independently or in collaboration with business, in ways that have enhanced their core research, teaching or learning.
Consultant of the Year Award
Recognises an outstanding academic or researcher who's collaborated with others to successfully deliver consultancy that's achieved a societal impact and enhanced UCL’s reputation.
Recognises a researcher or research team whose work has shown a firm commitment to commercialisation, with a view to making a true impact on society.
Early Career Impact Award
Recognises early career researchers who've contributed towards delivering research impact at UCL as part of acceleration activities.
Short Courses Award
Recognises the drive of UCL colleagues who've engaged with new audiences through developing and delivering a short course, which has informed professional practice or enriched lives.
New Partnerships Award
Recognises a new collaboration that was developed with any new business, public or charity sector partner.
Innovation Networks Awards
Awarded to a network that brings together academics from across UCL to develop opportunities in a particular area or technology.
Most Promising Startup
Awarded to a business venture that's demonstrated significant traction or achievement during their time and support by UCL Innovation & Enterprise.