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Innovation and Impact Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Winners of the Innovation and Impact Awards 2020 were announced on Thursday 6 February during a gala ceremony at the Sainsbury Centre, hosted by Karen Jones, Chancellor.

These awards celebrate both students and staff who display a strong commitment to innovation and impact, as well as recognising the ongoing collaborations between UEA and external organisations. The awards ceremony was attended by finalists and their guests, UEA staff and external collaborators. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal as well as networking drinks before the awards were presented by local businesses and organisations who frequently collaborate with UEA.  

A keynote speech was delivered by Prof Ben Garrod, UEA professor and award-winning broadcaster. Ben delivered an entertaining and illuminating talk, touching on his experiences witnessing innovative research in the chimp world before moving on to highlight the breadth of research here at UEA.  

The evening was a great success and provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that goes on at UEA beyond academia.  


The winners are:  

Award for Student or Graduate Innovation and Enterprise 

Presented by Mary Schofield, Lovewell Blake  

James Rogers and Callum Coombes for Safepoint  

George Bailey (ECO) for Coral Eyewear 


Outstanding Commercialisation of Research 

Presented by Dr Soraya Jones, Former first CEO of Cambridge Wireless and UEA Innovation Advisory Board member  

Dr Bryan Maddox (EDU) for Assessment Micro-Analytics Ltd.


Outstanding Impact in Health, Wellbeing and Welfare  

Presented by Clarke Willis MBE, Food Enterprise Park 

Prof Helen Murphy (MED) for Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Women with Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy Trial (CONCEPTT) 


Outstanding Impact in Policy and Practice 

Presented by Jeanette Wheeler, Birketts 

Prof Toby James (PPL) for Strengthening Electoral Integrity and Management  


Outstanding Social or Cultural Impact 

Presented by Dr Chris Gribble, National Centre for Writing 

Prof Nicholas Vincent (HIS) for Magna Carta 


Consultancy Project of the Year:  

Presented by Jamie Thums, Lintott Control Systems Limited 

Dr Aram Saeed (PHA) for Development of Innovative 3D Printing Strategies for Next Generation Intraocular Lens for Treatment of Cataracts  


Partnership of the Year:  

Presented by Glen Webster, Barclays 

Prof Gareth Thomas (LAW) for The UEA Law Clinic 


Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement:  

Presented by Karen Jones, Chancellor, UEA 

Prof Max Bachmann (MED) for Improving the Quality of Primary Health Care for Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries 


Each finalist received a trophy as well as certificates for those involved. The winner of each category also receiving funding towards their project to help further its impact potential. 

Once again, we would like to congratulate our winners, finalists and all who entered this year for their incredible achievements.  


To find out more about each project watch the finalist videos here.  

For more information about the Innovation & Impact Awards 2021, please email or follow @UEAIIAwards on Twitter.