Knowledge Exchange Awards 2016: Winners revealed

COLLEAGUES have been recognised for the excellence of their commercial, public sector and social enterprise projects at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2016.

Winners were announced at a ceremony in Manchester Art School on Wednesday afternoon that showcased the impressive array of Knowledge Exchange (KE) schemes undertaken at the University.

Professor Richard Greene said of the awards: “The KE Project Awards play an important role in the University’s mission to create, communicate and commercialise knowledge exchange. The breadth and variety of knowledge exchange projects that entered the 2016 awards, that are making positive contributions and impact on our economy, society and the wider environment, are truly inspiring.”

Winners for each faculty were presented with their award while the best project scheme was honoured with the ‘Outstanding KE Project Award 2016’.

Faculty of Science & Engineering – Joint winners

Winning project: Smart In-building Micro Grid for Energy Management

Dr Bamidele Adebisi, Dr Khaled M Rabie, Dr Kelvin O. Anoh, Mr Augustine Ikpehai and Mr Matjaz Rozman

This project involved using powerline technology to improve the security of wireless technology in buildings, and allow for the control of lighting and other environmental factors.

Winning project: W2RIC – Delivering Commercial Advantage through Innovative Solutions to the Waste Industry 


Professor Craig Banks, Professor Callum Thomas, Professor Paul Hooper, Alan Dempsey & Edward Randviir

This project involved finding new ways of recycling waste material and providing consultancy work on the maintenance of waste technology.


Faculty of Business & Law

Winning project: Greener Retailing


Tamara McNeill, Susan Baines & Carolyn Branston (Hollings Faculty – Department of Food and Tourism Management)

This project involved working with Robinsons Brewery to help tenant landlords find ways of reducing waste in their pubs and saving money.




Winning project: South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership

project4Trevor Brown, Andy Perry, Frazer Wylie Lighting, Annabel Moore Legal, Nicola Far ICTS & Paul Francis ICTS 

This project integrated South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry into MMU’s Crewe campus to allow both organisations to connect and interact more regularly.


Faculty of Education

Winning project: SUMAN Education Ltd – CPD for teachers from Jiangsu Province, China

project5Julie Scanlon, Dominic Seedall, Sam Spooner & Caroline Davies

This project provided CPD through training workshops for teachers from the Jiangsu Province in China.



Faculty of Humanities Languages and Social Science

Winning project: Dangerous Associations

project6Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams

This project looked at joint enterprise – a doctrine of common law, which has been developed by the courts in cases where more than one person is to be prosecuted for the same offence. It looked at whether there is a link between joint enterprise, gangs and racism.


School of Art

Winning project: Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods

project7Dr Stefan White (School of Architecture), Emily Crompton, Mark Hammond, Catherine Morris (Southway Housing Trust), Jude Wells, Kat Wong and Matthew Youngson

This project helped develop and support resident-led Age Friendly and Neighbourhood Partnerships to help reduce social isolation among older people.


Outstanding KE Project Award 2016

 Smart In-building Micro Grid for Energy Management

Dr Bamidele Adebisi, Dr Khaled M Rabie, Dr Kelvin O. Anoh, Mr Augustine Ikpehai and Mr Matjaz Rozman

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