Call for Nominations - COLUMBUS Blue Society Award 2018 for Impactful Knowledge Transfer

Is your Knowledge Transfer activity;

  • Innovative?
  • Tailored?
  • Integrated?
  • Impactful?
  • Inspiring Leadership & Community Empowerment?
  • Responsible?
  • Leaving a Legacy?

Then we want to hear from you!

COLUMBUS are accepting nominations for the COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer. This award will highlight best practice examples of successful Knowledge Transfer, specifically those resulting in impactful uptake by end-users contributing to Blue Growth and the implementation of marine and maritime policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in harmony with the principle of Blue Society. The Prize will be awarded to the proposal that is most focused on highlighting best practice examples of research which has been transferred to end users and resulted in measurable impact, while supporting the Blue Society vision.

Nominations can be for a person, a project or an initiative. You can nominate yourself, your own project and/or others. To apply, complete the online form before 19 January 2018 (23:59 CET):

This winning submission will be chosen based on a scored assessment by the COLUMBUS Evaluation Committee, and announced at the 3rd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference, which will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels on 24 January 2018, entitled ‘Making Marine and Maritime Research Count’.

The COLUMBUS project, a flagship European Union-funded Blue Growth initiative, directly responds to the EU’s demand that Europe needs to get more innovation out of its research, focusing on the marine and maritime aspects. For more information on COLUMBUS, please visit the project website ( or email its Project Manager, Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (

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