nomination are now closed

Nominations for Breaking the Mould 2023 Awards are now closed

Please note that the deadline for receipt of nominations was 11.45pm on Monday 4 September 2023.

We are inviting companies, charities and not-for profits who have engaged with the University and/or benefitted from any of the suite of innovative support programmes available at Keele, including (but not limited to):

  • Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND)
  • Business Bridge
  • Smart Innovation Hub programmes (including the Innovation Leadership programme (MCIL) programme, the Research and Innovation Support Programme, and any of the New Enterprise Base Camp programmes)
  • Digital Support programme (including Digital Advisor projects, Thriving in the Digital Age workshops, and the Exploring Digital Entrepreneurship sessions)
  • Internship programme
  • Student placements
  • Collaborative research
  • Any organisation based on the Keele University Science and Innovation Park.

Organisations who submitted nominations for, or who won awards at, previous Breaking the Mould awards are still eligible to submit entries for this year's awards.

We are proud to successfully collaborate with partners on projects that are mutually beneficial and meaningful, whilst also supporting partners’ strategic aims, as well as meeting our own academic and charitable objectives. Keele University has a highly-respected and valued reputation for partnering with organisations, businesses, charities, and public sector partners. We reserve the right to refuse sponsorship or entry from any organisation that does not reflect the ethos of the University or who could negatively impact on the reputation of the institution.