The MRS Awards celebrate research's ability to drive innovation, inspire change and deliver results. Evidence matters and at the MRS Awards on 2 December we revealed the winners who are proof positive of the power of research.

Download our souvenir MRS Awards book to read what the judges said about the winners.

PRESIDENT’S MEDAL

Winners
Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor Gabrielle Lynch, Professor Justin Willis & Dr Susan Dodsworth

Finalists
Girl-Kind North East

The Refugee Economies Programme, University of Oxford

Sheffield Hallam University, GAME

Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission

Read more about the President’s Medal winners

MRS GRAND PRIX

Winner
Christopher Graves and Jon Puleston, Kantar Profiles Division, for The real why & the hidden who: deploying multiple behavioral science lenses to render a clearer picture of individuals at scale

LIZ NELSON AWARD FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Winner
Ipsos, Population Services International & Matchboxology

Read more about the Liz Nelson Award

MRS AWARD FOR APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH

Sponsored by


Winner
Basis & BT

Finalists
2CV & Tesco

Bonamy Finch & TUI

Ipsos & RB

MRS/ASC AWARD FOR BEST TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION 

In association with
 

Winner
Measure Protocol

Finalists
Blue Yonder Research

Sketchbook COnsulting

MRS/BIG AWARD FOR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS

In association with

Winners
Shell & BAMM

Finalists
Opinium

RBS & Savanta

Fujitsu & Watermelon Research

JEREMY BULLMORE AWARD FOR CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH

Winners
Lumen Research & Tesco

Finalists
Basis & Cancer Research UK

The Nursery, Department for Education & M&C Saatchi

The Nursery, Department of Health and Social Care & Engine

 

VIRGINIA VALENTINE AWARD FOR CULTURAL INSIGHTS

Sponsored by

Winners
Crowd DNA, Asahi & Discover.ai

Finalists
COG Research, Space Doctors & Lloyds Banking Group

Ipsos & GSK

System1

MRS AWARD FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH

Sponsored by
 

Winners
RBS & Savanta

Finalists
Discovery & NS&I

Ipsos & Open Banking

MESH Experience

MRS AWARD FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

Sponsored by

 

Winners
Ipsos, Population Services International & Matchboxology

Finalists
Incite

Ipsos MORI UK

SKIM

MRS/ICG INDEPENDENTS' DAY AWARD

In association with

Winner
Qual Street

Highly Commended
Deep Blue Thinking

Finalists
Feeling Mutual

Magenta

MRS AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN DATA ANALYTICS

Sponsored by

Winners
Formula 1 & Flamingo

Finalists
dunnhumby & MMR

Future Thinking

SKIM

MRS AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Winner
Kantar Profiles division

Finalists
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU)

JCDecaux Airport

Universite Blida 2, Rennes School of Business, Universite Paris 13 & Grenoble Ecole de Management, Universite Grenoble Alpes ComUE

Unilever

MRS/AURA AWARD FOR INSIGHT MANAGEMENT

In association with

Winner
Macmillan Cancer Support

Finalists
Barclays UK

Join the Dots | InSites Consulting & Matalan

Dixons Carphone & Trinity McQueen

MRS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

Sponsored by

Winner
BBC World Service

Highly Commended
Flood Partners and World Animal Protection

Finalists
BBC World Service

Edelman Intelligence

MRS AWARD FOR MEDIA RESEARCH

Sponsored by
 

Winner
System1

Finalists
Pearl & Dean

Thinkbox & MTM

Twitter

MRS AWARD FOR NEW CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Sponsored by

Winner
Unilever

Finalists
Flamingo & GSK

The Sound & Twinings

WWF & Mindshare UK

MRS AWARD FOR PUBLIC POLICY/SOCIAL RESEARCH

Sponsored by

Winners
Flamingo & Public Health England

Finalists
BBC World Service

IFF Research, Department for Education, Welsh Government & Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland

Opinium & PwC#

AQR QUALITATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Organised by

Winners
Hope + Anchor & ITV

Highly Commended
Ampersand Research & Nottingham Trent University

Finalists
The Nursery, Department of Health and Social Care & Engine

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR GLOBAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by

Winner
Jigsaw Research

Highly Commended
Kadence International

Finalists
C Space

Firefish

Northstar

Opinium

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BEST IN-HOUSE TEAM

Sponsored by

Winner
NEC Group

Finalists
Barclays UK

BBC World Service

Formula 1

Twitter UK

Unilever

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BEST INNOVATION

Sponsored by

Winner
Lumen Research

Finalists
Gemius

Happen

System1 Group

Unilever

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BEST PLACE TO WORK

Sponsored by

Winner
Opinium

Finalists
Barclays UK

C Space

Censuswide

IFF Research

Kantar

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by


Winner
Differentology

Finalists
B2B International

Hotspex UK

Savanta

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BUSINESS IMPACT OF THE YEAR – GLOBAL

Sponsored by

Winner
BBC World Service

Highly Commended
Shell & Kantar

Finalists
Condé Nast

Formula 1 & Goodform

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR BUSINESS IMPACT OF THE YEAR - UK

Sponsored by
 

Winner
Populus & BT

Finalists
Basis & Dixons Carphone

Bonamy Finch & TUI

C Space & Jaguar Land Rover

Formula 1 & Populus

Walnut Unlimited & Tesco

RESEARCH LIVE AWARD FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by

Join winners
Natives - Katherine Nicholls

Opinium - Jack Tadman

Finalists
Comuzi - Akil Benjamin

Hall & Partners - Sophie Menzies

Ipsos - Hannah Brown

Join the Dots | InSites Consulting - Sarah Grant

Kadence International - Carolina Starkhammar

the7stars - Michelle Milner

YouGov - Chantel Le Carpentier


 

 

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