The University of Manchester’s Intellectual Property Commercialisation Company, UMIP Ltd, was shortlisted in two categories at the PraxisUnico Awards which were held at the Association’s Gala Dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 16th June.
UMIP was shortlisted in the Business Impact Aspired category for AIM-listed Nanoco. Nanoco designs, develops and manufactures quantum dots in commercial quantities for major, established end-use markets such as next generation LCD TVs, lighting, solar power, computer, mobile displays and bio-imaging.
UMIP was also shortlisted in the Business Impact Aspiring category for Ai2 Ltd. Ai2 is developing an innovative peptide coating technology which is able to render medical devices and implants antibacterial, thus potentially reducing the frequency of infection.
UMIP licensing manager, Dr Ian Proctor was shortlisted for Newcomer of The Year Award for his outstanding contribution to UMIP’s commercialisation activities.
The Impact Awards were open to all sectors of research that have made an outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer. Awards were also made for a series of novel innovations in two other award categories: Environmental Impact and Public Policy and Service Impact. They recognise and celebrate the success of collaborative working and the process of transferring knowledge and expertise from the research base of higher education and the public sector for the wider benefit of society and the economy.
Congratulations go to Queen Mary Innovation Ltd for winning the Business Impact Achieved category for Apatech and to Imperial Innovations/Imperial College London for Circassia and to Dr Vera Hazelwood for winning Newcomer of The Year.
For more information on The Impact Awards visit www.impactawards.org.uk