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KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020: an inspiring virtual ceremony!


On Wednesday 9 September 2020, from 4-5PM, around 500 attendees assisted to the reimagined ceremony of the KTP Best of the Best Awards, including nearly 300 avatars who gathered in the Laval Virtual World.

The Ceremony, delivered by KTN and produced by our partner Immerse UK celebrated the most outstanding positive impacts across the UK that resulted from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

The KTP are transformative collaborations between innovation-focused organisations and academic teams. Their mutual projects run throughout the UK and across almost every sector of the economy. They involve innovation of rich variety that bring about myriad positive impacts, positioning the KTP as a unique mechanism for enabling positive change. 

Successfully hosted by Senior KTA, Fiona Nightingale and with insights from Dr Alicia Greated, KTN’s CEO & Dr Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair at Innovate UK, the event rewarded the winners amongst the following categories:

Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award

Aquacheck Engineering/ Manchester Metropolitan University/ Dario Chiantello

Future Innovator

Leona McGirr
Muddasar Anwar
Declan Bryans
Mark Gilmore
Khai Nguyen
Dmitry Bogachov
Harvey Kangley
Elle Perschke

Business Impact Award

SBS Insurance / Birmingham City University/ KTP Associate Jade Watts 

Societal Impact Award

Inspire Workplaces / Ulster University / Gillian Cameron

Most Effective Initiative from a KTP team Award

Aston University 

Engineering Excellence Award

Masonry Support Systems / Queen’s University Belfast / Emanuale Scarabino

All winners came up on stage and performed a celebratory dance
All winners came up on stage and performed a celebratory dance

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and a huge “bravo” to the 5 speakers who presented, with energy and enthusiasm, the awardees and their achievements!  

The 5 Awards Presenters

A virtual beach party wrapped up the event, offering the attendees great virtual networking!

You missed the event?
Relive the ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfwQXw4iYN4

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