KE Deal of the Year

This award recognises a KE team (or KE professional) for delivery of outstanding impact through a particular deal (licensing, spinout, royalty etc.).

You are encouraged to highlight Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Responsible Innovation related approaches that have contributed to the success of your project.

Applications should:

• Describe the nature of the deal (licensing/spinout/royalty etc), its value and the names of the parties involved,
• Describe the role that the KE team/professional played in securing the deal,
• Describe the role that the KE team/professional played in implementing the initiative,
• Describe the importance of the deal – how transformational has it been to the institution and other parties involved (or what is the potential impact?),
• Describe key relationships that have been built, supported or enabled (both internally and/or externally) and the benefit that they will have (or could have),
• Describe how the team/individual has worked to find solutions to challenges that have been faced, and how they were overcome.

Am I eligible?

• The deal must have been facilitated by a KE office / practitioner,
• The deal should have been completed within the last 12 months, or should have demonstrated some achievement within this period (e.g. for older initiatives),
• The deal can be standalone or part of a wider partnership.

How is it judged?

• Entries will be judged on the contribution of the KE team / professional and the impact (or potential impact) of the deal,
• Entries should be no more than 600 words and will be judged on the basis of the information provided in the entry.

How do I enter?

  • You may nominate a deal developed by a team to which you belong, or one developed by another institution.
  • The link below takes you to a Survey Monkey form to complete your entry.
  • Respondents can save their work, leave their entry and return to complete it later, up until the point this it is submitted. Once submitted, entries cannot be changed.
  • Saved entries use cookies to store the information, so the same device must be used to complete the entry, and a second entry cannot be started until the first is submitted.