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For this Award we are looking to recognise tech companies that have partnered with Universities to create outstanding examples of teamwork in promoting research and innovation, developing new, ground-breaking services or products. The partnership outcomes will have benefited students, the institution and the company alike.


Aspire 2Be and Swansea University

Riversimple, Swansea University and the University of Exeter

Tata Steel and University of South Wales

What is the criteria?

  • This award is open to all technology companies and individuals in Wales.

All individuals nominated must be informed and consent to their nomination.

What the judges are looking for

  • The innovative creation and development process of the technology, including information on the partner institution/s.
  • The industry challenges the technology was created and developed to address.
  • How the technology solution has enhanced and supported research and teaching in the education sector, including any revenue and benefits to students.
  • How the product or service has introduced new capabilities of significant improvement and how it performs compared to any other relevant technologies.