Transformative Social Venture of the Year

The Transformative Social Venture of the Year award is to celebrate an innovative commercialisation project developing a venture defined by social impact and legal structures committed to social, cultural or ecological benefit.

Applications should:

  • Describe the development and set up (or imminent founding) of a distinct social venture. This can include Social Enterprises, Charities or any Social Impact accredited commercial entity.
  • Describe the role that the KE team/professional played in implementing the initiative and executing the venture
  • Describe the notable impact made to stakeholders and/or HE institution in creating this venture
  • Describe the relationship development with both the academic(s) and customers
  • 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 initiative must have been developed by a KE office/practitioner,
• The initiative should have been active within the last 12 months, or should have demonstrated some achievement within this period (e.g. for older initiatives).

How is it judged?

• Entries will be judged according to the contribution of the academic entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team, approach to collaboration and potential of outcomes (economic or social impact).
• Judges will look out for activities that can be held up as examples of effective practice and be transferred to other scenarios.
• 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?

  • 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.