Creating a Better Future by Supporting & Converting Research

This category recognizes initiatives that create a better future by supporting the science and technology research capacity of an institution and/or converting research into technologies and products with high commercial potential. Initiatives appropriate for this award category may include, but are not limited to: commercialization programs; centers of excellence programs; industry-driven research partnerships; initiatives to expand research facilities; eminent scholar recruitment efforts; or, technology transfer activities.

Evaluation criteria

  • Impact = 25%
  • Transferability of Lessons Learned = 20%
  • Partnerships = 15%
  • Context = 15%
  • Innovativeness = 10%
  • Ability to Achieve its Vision = 15%

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