8th Edition of the BBVA Foundation frontiers of Knowledge awards

2015Nominacion_tcm270-493304World-class research and artistic creation of excellence will be awarded through the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, which will be prizing originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. Significant achievements are also sought in key challenges of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.

Prize categories: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation.

Entry conditions: Candidates shall be one or more natural persons of any nationality, without limitation of number in the case of convergent contributions to a given advance. In categories 7 and 8 (climate change or development cooperation), entries are also open to public and not-for-profit organizations. Awards may not be granted posthumously.

A two stages selection process will involve technical evaluation committees and prize juries made up of internationally reputed experts.

Awards: €400,000, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each prize category.

Deadline for applications: 30/06/2015.

For more information, please go to: http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp

Staffordshire University ARBOR project in the running for European Commission Award

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A huge congratulations to the ARBOR project team in our Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences who have been named as finalists in the European Commission’s RegioStars Awards for 2014.  They have been shortlisted from 80 projects from across the EU which have been supported by EU cohesion policy funding on the basis of their delivery of innovation, impact, sustainability and partnership.

ARBOR is an Interreg IVB NWE funded project aiming to develop regional strategies and new technological solutions for more sustainable biomass use.  It is led by Staffordshire University and involves 12 other partners from 6 different European regions.

ARBOR Project Manager Dr Sacha Oberweis traveled to Brussels to showcase the ARBOR project last week to the awards jury (pictured below). The final decision will be made by the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn in March at an award ceremony on 31st March 2014.

Further information available at http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/cooperate/regions_for_economic_change/regiostars_en.cfm.

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Staffs Uni Shortlisted for “Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative”

Staffordshire University have been shortlisted in the “Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative” category in the Times Higher Education Awards. The entry was submitted by ECD and we are one of only six universities within the category – to just get shortlisted is a fantastic achievement! The awards night takes place on Thursday 28th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The past 12 months have been an award winning year for ECD-

CIM Marketing Excellence Awards: Best Strategic Marketing project for KTP Associate/Project with GDM Heat Transfer

Praxis Unico Impact Awards: Special Recognition Award for our Spin-out Company Flux Stoke-on-Trent

Unitemps Annual Conference: Innovation of the Year Award for our Internship Scheme


ECD also supported an entry from Wade Ceramics into the Midlands in Business Awards ‘International Manufacturing’ category and they won!