Universities South West Enterprise Awards
Many of the Universities and Higher Education Colleges in the South West each hold annual business plan competitions involving staff, students and alumni.
As part of the Knowledge Escalator South West programme, a region-wide inter-university business plan competition is being held to showcase innovation and enterprise activity within the HEIs, building on experience of the 'Winner of Winners' and subsequent Knowledge West Enterprise Awards competitions that ran in the northern part of the region in earlier years.
The Universities SW Enterprise Awards (USWEA) set out to recognise and reward the breadth of the role of the Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in terms of encouraging knowledge exchange and business collaboration, and engendering a culture of enterprise in its students, staff and alumni. The awards offer significant cash prizes and regional exposure for the winning businesses.
The 2010 results were as follows:
Best Student Business Plan
Runner up (£2.5k)
Additional award - 'Ivita Social Enterprise Award' (£1k)
Best Staff / Alumni Business plan
Runner Up (£2.5k)
So it was clean sweep for the RAC this year.
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South West HEI competitions:
The Universities SW Enterprise Awards project is part financed by the European Union's Competitiveness and Employment ERDF Programme and the Convergence ERDF Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, via Knowledge Escalator South West. The Knowledge Escalator South West project secured over £2.3 million of ERDF investment through the South West Regional Development Agency (South West RDA).
The Competitiveness and Employment ERDF Programme and the Convergence ERDF Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are investing over £511 million in the South West of England to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.