About 2017 BHERT Awards

The BHERT invites applications for the 2017 awards from business and tertiary education institutions.

  • Objective

    A program of prestigious awards initiated in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievements in collaboration between business and tertiary education in the fields of Research & Development and Education & Training. The objectives of the awards are to highlight at a national level the benefits of such collaboration, and enhance links between industry and universities.
  • Eligibility

    The award is made to a program or project involving a collaborative partnership between business and tertiary education in a metropolitan or regional setting. Therefore, the collaborating organisations nominated for the award must come from business and the tertiary education sectors. Each submission must be signed by all participating partners.
  • Awards Categories

     OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION IN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

    This award recognises excellence in basic and applied research activity undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutions and partners in business and industry. This award focuses on fundamental research (sometimes called discovery, basic or blue sky research) that will result in the development of new ideas, the creation of jobs, economic growth and an enhanced quality of life in Australia.

     OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION & TRAINING

    This award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions and industry partners. For the purposes of this awards program, industry is defined broadly as publicly and privately owned companies, federal, state and government departments, statutory authorities, industry associations, unions, not-for-profits and recognised community organisations.

     OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    This award recognises outstanding initiatives conducted by higher education and industry designed to promote economic, social, environmental or cultural development of rural and regional communities. This award focuses on close engagement with a broad community.

     OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION FOR NATIONAL (NON-ECONOMIC) BENEFIT

    This award recognises outstanding collaborative efforts for the benefit of the nation. Benefits should include social, environmental and cultural outcomes. The primary purpose of the project is not to generate economic wealth for a company, university or other group.

     OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COLLABORATION (the Ashley Goldsworthy [AG] Award)

    The Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration was introduced in 2008 to recognise enduring inter-sectorial relationships that have achieved significant commercial, economic and/or social impact benefits. BHERT invites applications from universities and businesses with long term collaborative relationships to apply for this prestigious Award and for the first time will present a prize of $10,000 to the winner.

About BHERT Awards Dinner

Date:   Tuesday November 21st, 2017
Time:   7pm - 11pm
Venue:   Park Hyatt Melbourne