Guardian University Awards


This year NCEE proudly sponsored the award for Entrepreneurship at the 2017 Guardian Higher Education Awards. The awards were held at the LSO, St Luke’s, in central London on the 29th March 2017. The Entrepreneurship award recognises an institutions initiative that encourages a spirit of creativity and self-belief that helps students to launch their own enterprises. The shortlisted universities will have shown how students gained the knowledge and skills they need to make good business decisions and provide case studies that illustrate their success.

This year the Entrepreneurship award went to Falmouth University for their project ‘Launchpad.’ Launchpad brings together skilled graduates, the university’s research and development infrastructure and a bespoke package of business support to industry partners. NCEE congratulates Falmouth University for their efforts as they thoroughly deserved the award.

Congratulations to Greenwich and Southampton Universities who were also shortlisted for the award. The University of Greenwich runs a global annual enterprise challenge which provides support to students to help develop their innovative ideas, be they economic or social and has gone on to inspire many startups. The University of Southampton runs a project called ‘Future Worlds’ which is a startup incubator and ecosystem and has a respected network of over 40 experienced investors, founders and industry leaders, including directors of Apple and Salesforce.

We would also like to congratulate all of the winners and runner’s up on the night and thank you to the Guardian who hosted the fantastic awards.

For more details of the evening please click here.

The Chair of NCEE Ian Dunn presenting the award to Falmouth University