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Innovation and Impact Awards

Our Innovation and Impact Awards celebrate our successful collaborations and links with business.

Each year we celebrate our collaborations through our Innovation and Impact Awards. Winners are carefully selected based on the innovation, impact and added value arising from the collaboration. Partner organisations vary, from large businesses to small companies, social enterprises or government organisations and charities or public bodies, reflecting the diversity of work and the power of partnerships.

The awards are presented at a black tie dinner and this prestigious evening is a chance for some of our leading academics, their collaborative partners and distinguished guests, to come together and celebrate these award winning partnerships.

2018 winners

The 2018 Innovation and Impact Awards were celebrated at a dinner on 26th June at the National Museum Cardiff attended by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, and Dr Ian Campbell (Executive Chair Innovate UK) who gave the keynote address. Dr Campbell also presented the People's Choice Award, voted for by the public, which went to TeloNostiX and School of Medicine for their development of a cancer diagnostic tool.

This years' awards were sponsored by IP Group, Blake Morgan, Symbiosis and Cardiff Business School Executive Education and we are very grateful to them and all our partners for their continued support.

View the photo gallery of the evening

2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Innovation and Impact Awards and to recognise this achievement a special video was commissioned and shown on the evening.

Innovation and Impact Awards Anniversary Video

You can view learn more about this years five award winning projects below.

Business Innovation Award

The School of Engineering with Microsemi: The development of hand held low power system for automated damage detection for personal protection military armour using ultrasonic techniques.

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International Impact Award

The School of Computer Science and Informatics with Airbus: Development of a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Analytics.

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Innovation in Healthcare Award

The School of Social Sciences with Welsh Government (WeG), Public Health Wales and Cancer Research UK: School Health Research Network (SHRN), which improves the health and wellbeing of young people in school setting by generating evidence and facilitating its translation into policy and practice.

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Impact on Policy Award

Cardiff Business School with Welsh Government: Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) - an innovative demand-led approach bridging the policy gap between academics abd government.

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Medical Innovation Award

The School of Medicine with TeloNostiX: Precision diagnostics for cancer patients.

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