Breaking the Mould awards

Breaking the Mould shines a spotlight on the growing innovation-led organisations, businesses, not-for-profits and charities that have benefitted from the suite of innovative support programmes that are available from Keele University.

The 2023 awards took place on Thursday 19 October at Keele University, and were hosted by one of television's best-loved broadcasters, Natasha Kaplinsky.

2023 Winners

Breaking the Mould 2023

Highlights from Breaking the Mould 2023

Logos for Charles River and Biocomposites.  (Charles River is the Event Sponsor; Biocomposites is a Gold sponsor) Logos of our Silver sponsors: Thea Pharmaceuticals, EQUANS, Synectics Solutions, Staffordshire County Council, Concentric Solutions, We Are Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

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ERDF, Midlands Engine and Research England logos The following support programmes represented in the Breaking the Mould awards are receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020:

  • Keele University Science & Innovation Park Smart Innovation Hub (Ref: 32R17P01691);
  • Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (Ref: 32R16P00706);
  • Business Bridge (Ref: 32R18P02530);
  • Innovation Centre Seven - IC7 (Ref: 32R19P03785).

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DfLUHC) (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.