The Inventor Award goes to the academics whose innovative research has led to the creation of intellectual property and has subsequently licensed to Industry/or Campus Companies.

Dr Lewys Jones, Ussher Assistant Professor in the School of Physics, received the 2023 Inventors Award, having won the Trinity Innovation ‘Ones to Watch’ Award 12 months ago. Since joining Trinity in 2017 he has worked very closely with Trinity's Knowledge Exchange Office, proving to be an extremely innovative scientist and valued collaborator, who has fostered fruitful engagement with a number of industry partners. He has submitted 11 IDFs and is named as an inventor on five patent applications.