About 2019 BHERT Awards

Submit your applications for the 2019 BHERT Awards for collaboration between higher education and businesses.

  • Purpose

    The 2019 BHERT Awards for Higher Education collaboration in Australia are the premier recognition for cross-sector partnerships. Winners of BHERT Awards over the last 22 years have been outstanding nation-building initiatives, demonstrating far-reaching impact and innovation, in all sectors and aspects of the Australian economy and community

    Your Program has been selected as one of the top 40 from over 150 excellent Expressions of Interest; the highest response in BHERT's history. We are now looking for you to develop your Expression of Interest into a 6-8 page Application, for assessment by our eminent BHERT Awards Panel.

    Please fill out all questions accurately as information you provide may be used for trophy engraving, press releases, and winner summary documentation, etc if your Application is the winner in your category.

  • Awards Categories


    This Award recognises excellence in R&D activity undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in business and industry. BHERT focuses on high-impact projects which make a substantial difference to Australian prosperity: the development of new industries, creation of jobs and improved quality of life in Australia. Multiple awards may be given in this category.


    This Award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions and industry partners. For the purposes of this awards program, industry is broadly defined as publicly and privately-owned companies, government departments, authorities, associations, not-for-profits and community organisations.


    This award recognises outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry for societal benefit. Of particular interest, partnerships that engage rural, regional, urban, disadvantaged or marginalised groups within Australia are encouraged to apply.


    This Award recognises outstanding collaborative efforts for the benefit of the nation, including social, environmental and cultural outcomes, that are either the main outcome of the project, or are additional to the economic outcomes.