The University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are celebrating after securing a prestigious national award.

The IIB team for Cornwall were named as the ‘Team of the Year’ at the KE Awards 2020.
Organised by PraxisAuril, the UK’s professional association for Knowledge Exchange (KE) practitioners, the awards celebrate the breadth of roles, activity and engagement in the UK’s KE community and recognise the ways that universities and research organisations can contribute to the renewal of the UK’s economy.

This year the awards moved online, with a live-streamed ceremony showcasing the achievements of the finalists and winners.

The IIB Team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, based on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, was recognised for its success in delivering excellent service and value to the university.

Chris Evans, director of regional engagement, said: “We are delighted that the University of Exeter’s IIB-Cornwall team has won the Knowledge Exchange Team of the Year award.

“Over the past three years, the team has worked in partnership to deliver c£108 million of investment into Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Through its sector-focused research, development & innovation (RD&I) hubs, the team has supported over 750 businesses, driving innovation and supporting businesses to create new jobs, working in collaboration with the university.”