Funding news - 06/06/2012
Lord Stafford Awards - 2012 Round Open to Entries (Midlands)
The Lord Stafford Awards are open to applications for the 2012 round, with a prize of £5,000 available for the winners.
The awards recognise and encourage the development of collaborative relationships between businesses and universities, highlighting the value and importance of such partnerships. The objective is to generate increased competitiveness, knowledge, support, growth and economic prosperity.
Universities across the Midlands can compete in the following four categories:
- Innovation in Development.
- Innovation Achieved.
- Innovation for Environmental Sustainability.
- Open Collaboration.
Winning an award can provide businesses with extra drive and opportunities to expand. A £5,000 cash prize is awarded to the winners, together with a commemorative trophy. The winners also receive associated publicity to help their business reach potential new customers.
Private sector businesses or clearly identifiable business divisions of larger organisations may apply. They must have collaborated on a defined project with one or more of the Midlands' universities or higher education institutions.
The awards, which are supported by Swindell & Pearson, Whittingham Riddell, the Enterprise Europe Network and Clever Cherry, will be announced at a grand final event at the e.on Lounge at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on 15 November.
The closing date for entries is 28 June 2012 (12 noon).
Click here to visit the Lord Stafford Awards website for further information (opens in new window).
Source: LSA, 06/06/2012