INTERFACE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012
Interface – The knowledge connection for business is delighted to
announce the launch of the Interface Excellence Awards 2012.
The Interface Excellence Awards are to acknowledge the significant
contribution the knowledge exchange economy has made to Scotland
over the last year. Over £23 million (net GVA) is added to the
Scottish economy every year through successful business and academic
partnerships brokered through Interface and the Awards aim to
recognise and celebrate the progress made through commercial and
Applications are invited for the following categories:
• Interface innovation of the year
• Interface sustained partnership award
• Interface outstanding contribution to knowledge exchange award
To apply for the Awards, please complete this form and email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19 October 2012.
Applications can be supported with a short video highlighting the
key impacts and benefits.
Please note the criteria for each award and provide the relevant
information in your application.
An Interface Excellence Award will be presented to the project team
or individual where the application best demonstrates how the award
criteria have been met. An Interface Excellence Awards judging
panel will review the nominations and create a shortlist which will
be publicised from 5 November 2012 with the winners to be announced
at the Interface Excellence Awards Drinks Reception on Wednesday 5
December 2012 in Edinburgh.
The Interface Excellence Awards judging panel will be made up of
experienced figures from both business and academia, including
members of the Interface Advisory Board, who have an understanding
of knowledge exchange in Scotland and the role of Interface.
Please note by submitting this application form you are agreeing for
the entry details to be used in pre- and post-event promotion and
for general Interface business.
If you have any questions regarding the completion of the
application form please contact Posy MacRae on 01463 244465 or email
INTERFACE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012
INTERFACE INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
Businesses are invited to nominate their product, process or service
that has been developed over the past three years, demonstrating the
unique innovative qualities of the solution and how the Interface
facilitated partnership has been instrumental in its development.
NAME OF BUSINESS:
CONTACT DETAILS: Name
NAME OF ACADEMIC
Please submit a minimum of 300 words for each answer
About the project - Describe how the new product, process or service
was developed in partnership with academic team.
Describe the new product, process or service and how it fits with
your business objectives
How did the product, process or service progress the business
towards commercial success (e.g. turnover; number of new/safeguarded
employees, expansion of new markets)?
How do your product, process or service’s unique innovative
qualities enhance your business?
Describe the future opportunities/potential for the innovation in
developing your business in the longer term.
Describe briefly the impact of the product, process or service to
the other organisations involved in the partnership (e.g. the
VIDEO SUBMITTED: YES ☐ NO ☐
If yes, please provide a link to the video:
Email entries to email@example.com by
19 October 2012