Swansea University has a longstanding strategic relationship with the EPSRC, and since the introduction of the EPSRC funded Impact Acceleration Account in 2012, the university has significantly enhanced its ability to exploit and facilitate new research.

The Swansea University Impact Awards, initiated through the IAA, began in 2014 to celebrate and showcase the plethora of world-leading research occurring across the university, and to provide an opportunity for our many collaborators to join in an event to recognise the substantial achievements and the impact arising from that research activity.

The continued success of the Research and Innovation Awards has enabled it to build year on year in scale and attendance, providing a raised visibility of the quality work happening here at Swansea University. From 2014, when the Impact Awards were held in the function room of a local hotel, the Research and Innovation Awards are now hosted within the university’s new and prestigious Great Hall, which provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate the incredible achievements happening at Swansea.

Feedback for these events from all quarters has been superb, and can be summed up by the following comment from one of our guest sponsors.

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On the 30th January 2020 we joined partners from public, private and third sector organisations in celebrating a wide range of the exceptional research and innovation taking place at Swansea University and the impact this is having across the world. 

The Research and Innovation Awards 2020 were attended by 275 people, including David TC Davies MP, and hosted by Elin Rhys.  We would like to say thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, participants and our host.

Please visit our Research & Innovation Awards 2020 highlights page to find out more.