21 May 2015
Enterprise Awards celebrate University’s far-reaching impacts
Loughborough University celebrated its annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 19 May. Hosted on the University’s Science and Enterprise Parks, the Enterprise Awards – now in their sixth year – recognise the impact of the University’s research partnerships as well as its game-changing students and graduates.
Almost 150 guests were in attendance at the annual gala dinner and awards ceremony at which Professor Steve Rothberg – Pro Vice Chancellor for Enterprise – revealed the winners who were decided by almost 27,000 public votes. (Full article at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2015/may/enterprise-awards-celebrate-universitys-far-reaching-impacts.html )
Amongst the winners was a Mechanical Engineering graduate, Ali Foroughi, who accepted the Graduate Enterprise Award for Jungle – a boutique magazine with global reach, featuring the work of established and aspiring creatives. Supported by the Studio, Jungle is fast developing a worldwide readership and contributor network.
Another of the School's graduates, Simon Lyons (Product Design Engineering), was nominated for this award for his company Version 22 and product GecoHub (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/enterprise/enterprise-awards/graduate-enterprise/version22/ ).
Professor Steve Rothberg says of the Awards: “It is always a pleasure and an honour to host the Enterprise Awards. The evening showcases the incredible diversity in the ground-breaking work conducted by the University’s academic and research staff, as well as our inspiring students and graduates.”
Films about all of the finalists and photographs from the Awards evening are available on the Enterprise Awards website.