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VCs Innovation Awards
VCs Innovation Awards

Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

The Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards seek to recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels. Research-led innovation may take many forms, including:

  • the creation of new products or models;
  • entrepreneurial activity;
  • social enterprise;
  • influencing policy;
  • or cultural engagement.

Each form of research-led innovation shares a commitment to creative and lateral ways of thinking, connecting, problem-solving, and demonstrating real-world application of knowledge.

These awards will celebrate innovative activities and products that are related to research; they do not encompass innovations which are disconnected from the applicant’s research or innovations which have their impact solely in teaching. Further information about the University’s strategy for supporting innovation can be found in the University of Oxford Innovation Strategy.

The winning and highly commended entries for each of the award categories will receive recognition at the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards Ceremony on Thursday 12 July 2018, 5 pm, at Pembroke College.

Winners will get the opportunity to have a short video made about their innovation project, and one overall winner, who will be announced at the ceremony, will receive a prize of £2,000.

Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Entry is via IRAMS; the application portal will open Friday 27 April. Please read the guidance notes and entry form (which will need to be uploaded to IRAMS).

The deadline for entries is 2pm Tuesday 29 May

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, Knowledge Exchange Facilitator – Research Services KEIT
innovationawards@admin.ox.ac.uk | 01865 6(16572)