University of Exeter team scoop national award
University of Exeter is the Lead Partner for the Marine-i project and their Knowledge Exchange teams play a pivotal role in the Marine-i support for businesses. Now this team has received national recognition for their outstanding performance.
University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly was named as the ‘Team of the Year’ at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2020, held in June 2020.
These awards are organised by PraxisAuril, the UK’s professional association for Knowledge Exchange (KE) practitioners. Their aim is to celebrate the breadth of roles, activity and engagement in the UK’s KE community and recognise the ways that universities and research organisations can contribute to the renewal of the UK’s economy.
In order to be considered for this award, the team had to submit case studies from the projects that they have worked on, and Marine-i was prominent among these.
Chris Evans, Director of Regional Engagement, said: ’We are delighted that the University of Exeter’s IIB-Cornwall team has won the Knowledge Exchange Team of the Year award. Over the past three years, the team has worked in partnership to deliver c£108m of investment into Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Through its sector-focused Research, Development & Innovation Hubs the team has supported over 750 businesses, driving innovation and supporting businesses to create new jobs, working in collaboration with the University.’
Professor Lars Johanning, Programme Director for Marine-i, said: “It is a real honour to receive national recognition for the quality of our knowledge exchange work. When you engage with the Marine-i project, you gain access to world-class expertise, enabling you to harness the full power of Research, Development & Innovation to drive your project forward. Our talented teams will help you accelerate the development of your innovative product ideas, working closely with you to take your project to the next stage of commercialisation.”
You can see further details on the work of University of Exeter’s IIB-Cornwall team at the link below: