Award for Innovation Enabled by Partnership

New Award for 2023

SCI's Award for Innovation Enabled by Partnership recognises and celebrates scientific innovation in industry that has been enabled as a direct result of collaborative partnerships. The award is for innovations across a variety of scientific business contexts and can include collaborative partnerships within a single organisation or stakeholders from different organisations, including partnerships with academia. The award is open to an individual or team working in a company of any size or country.

Award Information

Nominations

The Award is managed by SCI. Applications will be accepted by self-nomination.

Nominations will consist of a completed online nomination form and details of the partnership provided by completion of an electronic application form sent to awards@soci.org

Presentation of Award

The award will be presented at SCI's annual awards dinner in May 2023 by a member of the judging panel, or an invited guest of high standing in the scientific and industrial communities.

The winners will receive a framed certificate for each team who have contributed, and a trophy to be shared between the winning teams.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • An individual or team working in a company of any size or country
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate collaboration with an individual, team, company or academic institution to achieve an innovative outcome to a business opportunity or challenge
    • Global collaborative partnerships are welcome as well as those instances where collaboration has been with parties within the same country
    Areas
    • An industry that has a primary focus in products/processes requiring chemistry or chemistry-related science
    • Innovations must be related to science across SCI key theme areas of Global Health, Climate Change and Sustainability
    • Evidence of demonstrable, measurable outcomes as a result of the innovation will be requested as part of the application process
    • Applications which can demonstrate a material impact for society will be favoured

Timetable

Nominations open 12 January 2023
Nominations close 13 February 2023
Shortlist anounced 31 March 2023
Awards Dinner 10 May 2023

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