The Oxford Academic Health Science Network launched an annual award in 2014 to recognise innovative partnerships between universities, industry and the NHS that will ultimately benefit patients. The prize is presented each autumn as part of the OBN Awards.
The 2017 winner was a partnership comprising the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Drayson Technologies. They signed a strategic research agreement to evaluate, develop and commercialise digital health applications including GDm-Health for the management of gestational diabetes which is one of only two NHS-approved apps available on the NHS apps library. Read more here.
Previous winners of the Oxford AHSN Best Public-Private Collaboration Award:
- 2016 Structural Genomics Consortium for pioneering work in the field of drug discovery – read more here
- 2015 Isansys for developing remote patient monitoring technology – read more here
- 2014 Cranfield University/Bedford Hospital for bone density diagnostic tool – read more here
Oxford AHSN Collaboration Award winners 2016: Structural Genomics Consortium. Left-right: John Harris, CEO of OBN; Rab Prinjha, GSK Medicines Research Centre; Chas Bountra, Director Structural Genomics Consortium Oxford; Paul Durrands, Oxford AHSN; Wen Hwa Lee, SGC Oxford.