Impact Award 2011; PraxisUnico: Maggie Philbin announces winners in The Impact Awards

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    Maggie Philbin, who regularly provides comment on technology for the BBC, revealed the winners at a glittering award ceremony in Glasgow last night which recognises the impact of intellectual assets from research.
    Dr Joanne Thomas, Senior Technology Manager, TrusTECH (winners of the Collaborative Impact award) said: “The development of GraftBolt® is an excellent example of how a clinician, academics, a company and an NHS Innovation Hub can work together to develop a new product. The success was due to: good team communication; a robust patent; and a highly motivated commercial partner with excellent market knowledge.”
    Dr Phil Clare, PraxisUnico Chairman rounded off the evening by saying, “I’d like to thank all the entrants to this year’s awards and congratulate those shortlisted and winners for bringing such deserved attention to these new innovations. These awards reveal the diversity of projects that knowledge transfer and technology transfer professionals contribute.”

    The winners
    Business Impact – Achieved award:
    Heriot Watt University and SeeByte Ltd for Autonomous Inspectionof Subsea Cables And Pipelines

    Business Impact – Aspiring award
    Imperial Innovations/Imperial College London/Novacem for Novacem
    Collaborative Impact award, sponsored by MRCT is:

    TrusTECH (North West NHS Innovation Hub) for GraftBolt®: From Sketch To Product

    Career Track – KT Achiever of the Year
    Dr John Pearson, University of Birmingham

    Winners of The Impact Awards were announced at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner, the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on Thursday evening, 9 June 2011.
    Effective start/end date1/03/111/12/11


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