Why should you apply?
Now in its third year the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards are well established as the showcase event of the year for knowledge exchange in Scotland. Previous award winners have reported the following benefits from winning:
- Independent endorsement of company and products
- Increased brand recognition
- Innovative partnerships and processes showcased
- Increased media coverage
Previous award recipients have found the recognition has spurred them on to look for more ways they can continue collaborating with academia.
Stuart Speake, Managing Director of Soltropy, Sustained Partnership of the Year Winner 2016, said, “Winning an award for our partnership with Heriot-Watt University has given us independent and positive acknowledgement for the work that we have undertaken to help bring our idea closer to a commercial product. Since winning the award we have gone on to win the £100k Scottish Edge Higgs Award and are about to launch our Solar Thermal Technology.”
Organisers, Interface, are calling for entries across five categories:
- Building Skills through Knowledge Exchange Award
- Innovation of the Year Award
- Multiparty Collaboration Award
- Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange Award
- Social and Environmental Impact Award
Apply now and show Scotland how your business is leading the way towards economic growth, societal improvements and environmental advances.
Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017.
Save the Date! The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards will be hosted at the RBS Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh EH12 9BH on Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 12 noon – 6.00pm. This is the ideal opportunity to meet, celebrate and network with Scotland’s foremost innovative businesses, academics and individuals who are leading the way in collaborative knowledge exchange. The event registration details will be announced soon.