The search is on to find game-changing collaborations between businesses and academics following today’s launch of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017!

The awards recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.

Interface, which matches businesses to world leading Scottish universities and research institutes for research and development, is calling for entries in five categories.

They are:

Innovation of the Year: for the development of an innovative product, process or service;

Sustained Partnership: for a collaboration that demonstrates a long term partnership taking an initial project from a transactional to strategic relationship;

Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange: recognising an individual from business or Higher Education who has played a pivotal role in knowledge exchange within Scotland;

Multi-Party Collaboration: for groups of three or more parties working in collaboration on an innovative research project to solve a common challenge;

Building Skills Through Knowledge Exchange: recognising postgraduate students or Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associates who have worked within a business to increase innovation.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 2 December 2016 and the winners will be announced at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at RBS Gogarburn Conference Centre, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 21 February, 2017.

For more information on the awards, please visit the website here.

Entries for the Innovation of the Year Award must have been supported by Interface, Interface Food & Drink, or have received funding from Interface Food & Drink or the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme.

For more information please contact:
Suzy Powell, PR and Communications Executive, Interface.
Tel: 0845 0130536
Mob: 07711 273007
Email: [email protected]