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The Faculty of Science picked up 3 awards at the Enterprise Dinner

17 November 2014

The Faculty of Science was very successful at the Enterprise dinner last week, where three awards were given out.    
Matthew Watson (Earth Sciences), Andrew Hogg (Mathematics), Steve Sparks, Willy Aspinal, and Jeremy Phillips (all Earth Sciences) have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award for 2014.

Olivia Maynard (Experimental Psychology) was one of three winners of this year’s UoB Engagement Awards.  David Turk (Experimental Psychology) and Jaap Velthuis (Physics) were the two ‘highly commended’ finalists.

John Day (Physics) was joint runner-up in the UoB’s New Enterprise Competition 2014 with ‘Biopsys’ – a technology platform for cancer diagnosis.

The New Enterprise Competition (NEC) is our flagship business idea challenge. The competition is open to students, staff, and alumni who have graduated within five years of the competition year. Whilst there are different stages to the competition all you really need is an original idea for a self-sustaining business.

It’s open to both commercial and social enterprises, and includes everything from simple conceptual ideas through to businesses in their first year of trading.

Throughout the competition we provide educational events, opportunities to get feedback and support, and the chance to meet all kinds of useful contacts.

Each year the total prize pot is around £40,000, all kindly donated by our sponsors. This includes cash prizes, packages of legal support, and business acceleration services.

A warm congratulations to all of the above.  We look forward to hearing about further successes next year!



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