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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 Applications Open

02-Oct-2017 4:48 PM | Kimberley White

Applications are now open for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018. Interface are seeking the most innovative and successful business-academic collaborations that are happening across Scotland to recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved.

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

They have expressed that the award has brought recognition for their company and the product and it 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.”

They 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.

Click here to apply by deadline 5pm on 27th November.

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