The Knowledge Exchange Project Awards 2016 are open

The Knowledge Exchange Project Awards 2016 are open and are to recognise excellence and best practice of academic engagement in knowledge exchange activity.

The 2016 Knowledge Exchange awards will recognise successful projects that have clearly benefited client-partner organisations, the University and wider society. Manchester Met is looking to reward successful projects delivered by individuals or teams that have demonstrated excellence and generated new income for the University.

In addition, the awards are seeking to identify any projects with small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as placements and jobs gained by students as a consequence of engagement with organisations.

They are open to all staff who have worked on projects with commercial, public sector or social enterprises, within the UK or overseas. Awards can be given to groups of people or individuals who have achieved successful interdisciplinary collaborations with business.

What is Knowledge Exchange?

• Collaborative or Contract Research • CPD or training • Consultancy
• Hire of facilities • Events


There will be a first prize of £1,000 available to each faculty. An overall Outstanding KE Project 2016 trophy will be chosen and awarded by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Greene.

How to apply

To be considered, staff must complete the Knowledge Exchange Project Award Application form below.

Short videos of all shortlisted vidoes will be filmed at the beginning of September.

Closing date

The closing date for entries is 4.00pm Friday, 22nd July 2016.
Please submit applications by email to


All applications will be judged by RKE Associate Deans and other RKE team members relevant to applicant faculty. Applications will be assessed on impact, income and customer focus and satisfaction.

There will be a special awards ceremony in the Art School on Wednesday 21 September presented by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Greene.

Find out more about the  2015 KE awards


Download the application form: KE Project Awards 2016_Application

Download the criteria formFormCriteria List KE award 2016