The Exeter Impact Awards will feature eight categories in 2013, in addition to a special postgraduate award which will be drawn from across the categories:
Outstanding impact in health and wellbeing
Quintiles are sponsoring the 'Outstanding impact in health and wellbeing' award at this year's Impact Awards. This award celebrates impact of research in any discipline which results in life-changing benefits for people across the world.
Outstanding impact in sustainable futures
IBM are sponsoring the award for 'Outstanding impact in sustainable futures' at this year's Impact Awards. This award celebrates the impact our research has in areas relating to the environment, climate change and sustainability.
Outstanding impact in technology
QinetiQ are sponsoring the 'Outstanding impact in technology' award at this year's Impact Awards. This category celebrates the impact of research which has led to groundbreaking new or improved technology.
The enterprise award
Francis Clark are sponsoring the 'Enterprise award' at this year's Impact Awards. The enterprise award celebrates University spin-outs and start-ups as well as the impact of research into the business sector.
The George Smith regional partnership award
A&P Falmouth are sponsoring the 'George Smith regional partnership award' at this year's Impact Awards. This award celebrates the success of research projects with South West organizations, which have had regional impact.
Outstanding public engagement award
South West Water are sponsoring the 'Outstanding public engagement' award at this year's Impact Awards. This award celebrates projects which have demonstrated excellent engagement with the wider public to generate outstanding research.
Outstanding impact in policy and education
Celebrating the impact of research which has significantly developed or revised public sector or governing body policy, or delivered improvements to education.
Outstanding impact in arts and culture
Celebrating the impact of research which has delivered tangible benefits to the arts or education sectors.
This year Researcher Development are supporting a special award for best postgraduate impact. This will award a prize of £1,000 to the best entry (across all categories) either led by or highlighting postgraduate research.
Any University of Exeter postgraduate research student entering in any category can be considered for this award (either as an individual entrant, or with an entry which clearly outlines PGR contributions).
Entries from current research projects are particularly welcomed; we are looking for fresh and novel research projects which have generated impact or have the potential to do so.
Please state clearly on the form if you wish your entry to be considered
For more information about the Exeter Impact Awards please contact:
Pete Hodges, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Phone: 01392 722321