The annual Business/Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) Awards showcase the benefits of collaboration and improve links between industry and universities. Each year the winners are announced at a gala dinner where outstanding collaborative projects are celebrated by business, industry and tertiary educators. Project winners are listed on the B/HERT website along with pictures of the 2015 dinner event.
The 2016 round of the B/HERT Awards has just opened and this year, for the first time, we have introduced the Research Translation Award. This Award recognises successful translation processes that follow on from research activity leading ultimately to commercialisation. It is to be distinguished from the Research & Development Award because of its focus on progress of the research outcomes to a potential investment or licence. A Research Translation Award application requires a commercial relationship to exist between the parties following the research activity. The criteria refer to the invention (products, processes or services), the translation process and impact. Any stakeholder involved in the translation process, including intermediary organisations that facilitate the translation of research to commercial uptake are encouraged to submit an application via the online portal. Applications close 9 September 2016.
For further information on applying for the B/HERT Research Translation Award, please visit: www.bhert.com