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Brunel wins Creme de la Creme Business Award

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Brunel has won yet another award for its business collaborations – the Creme de la Creme Business Award for Outstanding Achievement. 

This award is only eligible for organisations that have won a previous award this year. During 2010, the University won a Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Research and Development Collaborations, was shortlisted in the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards for the Outstanding Research Management Team and celebrated major national success as the winner of the ‘RateMyPlacement’ organisation’s Best University Award for delivering outstanding student placements into business and industry.

The University has driven an ambitious and innovative strategy for business excellence that has seen its related income from business partnerships and Research and Development collaborations treble in less than five years, which has had major benefits for UK industry.

In 2009, two of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer collaborated with Brunel to win a £1.5m Technology Strategy Board research grant to refine Brunel’s patented drug purification technology. Another groundbreaking industrial collaboration was the establishment in 2009 of the Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC), a partnership with TWI (formerly The Welding Institute), an international independent research and technology organisation working with sectors including oil and gas; automotive and motorsports; and aerospace.

Brunel has won yet another award for its business collaborations – the Crème de la Crème Business Award for Outstanding Achievement.

During 2010, the University won a Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Research and Development Collaborations and was shortlisted in the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards for the Outstanding Research Management Team.

We also celebrated major national success as the winner of the ‘RateMyPlacement’ organisation’s Best University Award for delivering outstanding student placements into business and industry.

The University has driven an ambitious and innovative strategy for business excellence that has seen its related income from business partnerships and Research and Development collaborations treble in less than five years, which has had major benefits for UK industry.

In 2009, two of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer collaborated with Brunel to win a £1.5m Technology Strategy Board research grant to refine Brunel’s patented drug purification technology.

Another groundbreaking industrial collaboration was the establishment in 2009 of the Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC), a partnership with TWI (formerly The Welding Institute), an international independent research and technology organisation working with sectors including oil and gas; automotive and motorsports; and aerospace.

Commenting on Brunel’s achievement, Simon Burgess, Chairman of the Judges said:
“Brunel University has done more than most to forge relationships between academia and UK industry. The University’s collaborations typify their commitment to business excellence thanks to significant financial investments in business-facing activities and infrastructures, and their vision has been rewarded with groundbreaking industrial initiatives and world-leading R & D projects. Brunel are a shining example of how public/private sector partnerships can add value for all concerned.”