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V-KEMS (Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in Mathematical Sciences) has been awarded “KE Team of the Year” at the annual PraxisAuril KE Awards 2021.

PraxisAuril is the UK’s professional association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners, with its range of annual awards representing the highest accolade of industry recognition within the sector.

The 2021 virtual “black tie” awards ceremony took place on the afternoon of Thursday 20 November, with the 17 shortlisted finalists picked from a pool of 60 overall entrants being invited to attend. Each finalist was invited to give a short summary of their group’s achievements before the winners in each of the six categories were announced. This video explains what V-KEMS has been working on. 

 V-KEMS was awarded “KE Team of the Year” by Simon Bond (Innovation Director, SETsquared Partnership), beating two other candidates to the title. The Awards were sponsored by UKRI, the UK’s research and innovation funding body. Matt Butchers from the KTN accepted the award on behalf of all the V-KEMS partners.

V-KEMS was set up in March 2020 and is a joint project shared between the Newton Gateway, INI, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the Knowledge Transfer Network [KTN],
It has helped to identify a range of virtual approaches that will help address challenges from business and industry, the third sector, and other groups outside academia”. These challenges cover both those specific to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and those which were already present within knowledge exchange prior to 2020.
You can read more about V-KEMS on our website and the V-KEMS website has details of all the activities that have taken place. 

Visit the PraxisAuril website for a full list of categories and winners.