Interface KE Awards 2016

Issued: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:31:00 GMT

The University of Glasgow has been nominated for three of this year's Interface Knowledge Exchange Awards.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards are designed to reward and celebrate the progress made through commercial and academic partnerships promoting the benefits of academic collaboration with the overall aim of stimulating further business demand and further positioning Scotland as a CAN DO nation.

Our nominations are:

Category: Multi Party Awards: Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, (SMS-IC). Led by the University of Glasgow.

Category: Building Skills Award: Tara Beall, a PhD Theatre Studies student from the University of Glasgow, worked with the new Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel to develop a strategy which would increase visitor numbers and community engagement. As a result of the project, the Riverside Museum has developed and strengthened collaborative relationships with local organisations and underrepresented communities increasing the number of visitors by 275% from 4,000 to 11,000 over one weekend.

Category: The Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange. Professor Steve Beaumont, Senior Vice-Principal, University of Glasgow. Professor Steve Beaumont has been an ambassador for knowledge exchange in Scotland throughout his ten years as Vice-Principal for Research and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow. His commitment to the enterprise agenda led to the foundation of Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd and Compound Semiconductor Technology Ltd, providing services in nanotechnology and optoelectronic device fabrication respectively. Recognising the importance of supporting academic staff to engage in knowledge exchange activities and research-based impact generation, Steve led the creation of the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund, which aims to encourage and facilitate knowledge exchange activities across the University of Glasgow. After leaving the position of Vice-Principal in 2013, Steve continues to support world-leading collaborative research in intelligent sensor networks and systems and is the Academic Lead for CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems.

All the shortlisted entries have been invited to the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at the Conference Centre RBS, Gogarburn, at the end of this month - February 25.