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, and can be large businesses or small companies, social enterprises or government organisations, charities or public bodies.

2017 winners

The winning collaborations were celebrated at a prestigious Awards Dinner on 26 June 2017, attended by Julie James AM, Minister for Science and Skills. Julie also presented the People's Choice Award, voted for by the public, which went to Chief Fire Officers Association and School of Psychology for their policy changing work on improving how fire service commanders tackle major incidents.

Innovation in Policy Award

The School of Psychology with the Chief Fire Officers Association: Research on decision making in the UK Fire and Rescue Service.

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Medical Innovation Award

The School of Dentistry with Norwegian biopharmaceutical company AlgiPharma: Discovery of a drug developed from seaweed that helps fight off infection.

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Innovation in Business Award

The School of Engineering with Flintec UK: Development of 'self-weighing' technology.

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Innovation in Healthcare Award

The School of Psychology with Welsh Government: Reducing the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users.

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Partnership Award

The School of Engineering with Cogent Power: Development of new technologies for the production of high efficiency electrical steels.

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