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RIS Week competition
RIS Week competition

Internal News - 20 March 2006

RIS Week: What’s the greatest innovation of the last 40 years?

Today is the beginning of Research and Innovation Services (RIS) Week on campus. Each day RIS will mark its activities by putting new information on the news pages. It begins with a new competition:

The University’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) department launched a voting competition today to nominate the greatest innovation of the last 40 years.

To coincide with the University’s own fortieth anniversary, the voting competition asks staff and students to choose from a range of great innovations that include the Internet, Prozac, the Space Shuttle and many more. There’s also a prize draw and one lucky voter will win a meal for two - worth over £200 - at The Fat Duck, one of the UK’s greatest and most innovative restaurants.

The competition is part of RIS Week (20-24 March), a campaign to raise awareness of the department which is the bridge between the University and business. RIS is responsible for research collaboration, marketing University expertise and research, providing enterprise, education and training, and creating new University companies.

The Research and Innovation Services team will be exhibiting in the Claverton Rooms every day this week between 12noon and 2pm if you want to find out more about their activities.

To cast your vote for the greatest innovation of the last 40 years go to the RISweek link under Related Links on this page.