62 technicians from across the UK have been shortlisted for an acclaimed Papin Prize across ten categories, with a brand new knowledge exchange prize introduced for the 2023 awards.

A record-breaking 357 individuals and teams were nominated for this year’s prestigious awards which will be presented at the biannual Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) 2023 on 4 July at the University of Warwick.

Dr Kelly Vere MBE, Project Lead for MI TALENT said: “The Papin Prizes have fast become one of the most highly regarded awards for technicians in our sector, highlighted by the record-breaking number of nominations received this year, all of which were an incredibly high standard.

“Many congratulations to all individuals and teams who have been nominated and thank you to the colleagues who nominated outstanding technicians and have helped to raise the profile and status of technicians within the sector.”

For the first time, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has partnered with HETS and the acclaimed Papin Prizes.

Frances Burstow, Director for Talent and Skills at UKRI said: “The Papin Prizes are the only awards wholly dedicated to celebrating the varied role of technicians and the valuable work they do to support teaching and research across all levels and disciplines. Marking the achievements and impact of this valuable community will help to create a more inclusive and dynamic research community.”

The University of Bath has a team shortlisted in the following category.

Technical Team

A technical team which has worked together to deliver excellence:

  • Research Hub Support Team - Department of Psychology, University of Bath
  • Translational Health Sciences (THS) Core Technical Team, Bristol Medical School
  • Visual Content Team, University of Leicester
  • Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) Technical Team, University of York
  • Crop Transformation Team, John Innes Centre
  • University of Liverpool’s Central Teaching Laboratory Technical Team
  • School of Chemistry Engineering Technical Support Team, University of Nottingham

Good luck to the nominees!