Knowledge Unlatched wins the Curtin University Award for Best Innovation in Education 2015

(28 September 2015) The 2015 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards were held at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park, Perth, Australia on Friday 18th September 2015.

This year’s competition attracted a record 46 applications from across Curtin University with 12 applicants shortlisted to present to a panel of judges looking at novelty, level of development, market potential and competitive advantage.

At the award presentation ceremony KU’s Deputy Director, Assoc. Prof. Lucy Montgomery accepted the prestigious award in recognition of the success of KU’s Pilot programme.

A video entitled “Getting knowledge out there,for everyone, everywhere!” was created in order to enter the competition and to help promote Open Access and KU. The video can be viewed here.

The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available on a Creative Commons licence via OAPEN and HathiTrust as a fully downloadable PDF.

Read the announcement in full here.