Seeking outstanding partnerships

The Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) awards are the premier national recognition for distinctive university/industry partnerships – and nominations for 2019 are now open.

Established over twenty years ago, BHERT aims to promote partnerships between tertiary institutions, business and industry. Its awards have become a prestigious celebration of innovative, high-achieving partnerships that are making an impact on the world.

Applications are assessed by a panel of independent judges and must be highly innovative, reflect a strong relationship between partners and have measurable outcomes.

Expressions of Interest are required in the first instance, with the closing date 16 April 2019. Nomination is relatively simple, with successful EOIs – as recommended by the BHERT expert panel – progressing to preparation of a full application between 13 May and 9 July 2019.

Flinders’ submissions for all four categories are being managed by Erin Ruff, of the Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement.

Please forward EOIs to Ms Ruff at She is also happy to help draft submissions – in this case please contact her with a project outline.

2019 BHERT Awards categories

  • Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development
  • Outstanding Collaboration in Higher Education and Training
  • Outstanding Collaboration in Community Engagement
  • Outstanding Collaboration for National (non-economic) Benefit

More information and application forms can be found at

Posted in