Aberystwyth University shortlisted for three Business and Education Partnerships Awards

03 November 2015

Professor Athole Marshall,who led the oat breeding programme with Senova at IBERS which is shortlisted for a Business and Education Partnership Award
Professor Athole Marshall,who led the oat breeding programme with Senova at IBERS which is shortlisted for a Business and Education Partnership Award

Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted for three awards at the Business and Education Partnerships Awards 2015 which will be held in Cardiff on Wednesday 4th November 2015.

The awards, now in their second year, celebrate collaboration between companies, universities and colleges.

Aberystwyth University has been nominated in 3 categories:

•             Research & Development – Aber Instruments collaboration with IBERS, led by Dr Hazel Davey at IBERS. The collaboration has developed an unique method of biomass monitoring in industrial fermenters.

•             Economic Impact – The oat breeding programme with Senova led by Professor Athole Marshall at IBERS. Varieties developed by the IBERS oat breeding programme seek to contain higher levels of beta glucan than other oat varieties and therefore offer enhanced health benefits. 65% of all oats used in the UK have been developed at IBERS.

•             University of the Year – Aberystwyth University

Dr Rhian Hayward, Business Development Manager at Aberystwyth University’s Research, Business & Innovation said: “I am delighted that Aberystwyth University has been recognised for the collaborative work with commercial partners. Aberystwyth University has a long and distinguished record of developing research for commercial use, and applying university knowledge to tackle current global challenges.”

A full list of those shortlisted for awards can be found here.

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Contacts

Dr Rhian Hayward
Research, Business and Innovation
Aberystwyth University
01970628744 / rih@aber.ac.uk

Arthur Dafis
Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs
Aberystwyth University
01970 621763 / 07841 979 452 / aid@aber.ac.uk