Hope For The Community win prestigious Knowledge Exchange Award

Our social enterprise has been recognised for contribution towards producing positive health outcomes and sharing academic expertise


Recently we were presented with the ‘award for the best knowledge exchange deal’ at the 2019 KE awards.

The ‘KE awards’ are organised by Praxis Auril, an association of research commercialisation professionals and UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organizations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

Winning this award is recognition of the positive impact we are having on Coventry communities. It was a real privilege to represent Hope For The Community at the KE Awards and see the team receive appreciation for the amazing work they are doing.
— Dr Brian More, IP commercialisation director at Coventry University

Over 15,000 people living with or affected by a long-term physical and/or mental health condition have benefited from our Hope Programme, reporting feeling less anxious, depressed, stressed and becoming more resilient, grateful and hopeful.

Commenting on the KE Awards, Chair of Praxis Auril, Sean Fielding, said, "Collaborations and new ventures don’t just happen because of the great ideas of our academics but because of a creative blend of teamwork, expertise and experience which, when it works well, is the best in the world."

Gabriela Matouskova