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Insider’s Business and Education Partnerships Awards 2015

4 November 2015

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Prof Jean-Yves Maillard wins Research and Development Award

Congratulations to Prof Jean-Yves Maillard who has won the Insider’s Business and Education Partnerships Awards 2015 in the category of ‘Research and Development’ for a project between GAMA Healthcare and Cardiff University. The award celebrates collaboration between companies, universities and colleges across Wales.  

The event, held at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff, attracted hundreds of representatives from industry and academia to celebrate the highlights of the last 12 months. Insider editor Douglas Friedli, compère for the evening, praised the "brilliant ways that companies, universities and colleges work together" in Wales. He said: "Universities and their students alone generated about £4.6bn of output in Wales in the year to 2014. Add in the colleges too, and you have a large and growing part of the economy. That economic impact is magnified when universities and colleges work with companies to create great products, boost productivity and develop the skills of the future."

Research and Development Award

  • Winner: Cardiff University with GAMA Healthcare 
    Through its partnership with Cardiff University, GAMA’s anti-superbug wipes won over five NHS trusts and its new formulations expected to generate sales of £1m over two years.
  • Sponsored by: Stride Treglown
  • Shortlisted: Aber Instruments with Aberystwyth University; Bionema with Swansea University; Marine Power Systems with Swansea University

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