Knowledge Pioneer Award
Sponsored by UEA
This award recognises ambitious businesses with a commitment to acquiring and instilling knowledge in their organisation in order to achieve their strategic goals.
Successful applicants will place pronounced importance in developing partnerships with other organisations, with a cross-sector approach to their activities in order to find innovative solutions to business challenges. This could include working with research institutions, or in partnership with suppliers, customers, cross-sector organisations or peer networks.
Finalists will display an enthusiasm for pioneering collaborative work based on their acquisition and application of knowledge. This could be achieved through innovative solutions to increase productivity, profitability and financial sustainability or by developing novel technological applications or software. The successful organisation could provide a platform bringing together companies to acquire and share knowledge, or could be involved in networks collaborating to accelerate innovation by sharing ideas with different organisations across varying sectors.