UofG shortlisted in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Published: 15 February 2022

Three UofG finalists listed in Scottish KE Awards 202

We are pleased to announce that the University has three finalists in the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2022. The awards celebrate and recognise the exceptional impact achieved through academic and business partnerships.

The award winners will be announced on Thursday 17 March during an online ceremony.

The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and medical research charity LifeArc, have been shortlisted for the ‘Covid-19 Collaborative Response’ category for creating a translational centre for antiviral drug screening and resistance. The CRUSH (COVID-19 Resistance and Drug-Screening Hub) is a fully integrated facility dedicated to accelerating antiviral therapeutic discovery for SARS-CoV-2 and other high consequence viruses.

iCAIRD, the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, is a finalist in the ‘Multiparty Collaboration’ category. The University of Glasgow is one of the founding partners of iCAIRD, which comprises of 15 partners from across industry, NHS & four Scottish Universities. With twin tracks in radiology and pathology, iCAIRD’s programme of work is establishing the infrastructure & environment required to support development, validation & deployment of AI technologies for use in healthcare.

Professor Murray Pittock, Pro-Vice Principal, is a finalist for ‘Knowledge Exchange Champion’ for his work shaping national and local government policy on literary tourism and improving the way heritage and tourism sectors develop visitor experiences. His work on the economic impact of the poet Robert Burns secured two Scottish Parliament debates and persuaded the Scottish Government to commission his research report on the subject.

Bonnie Dean, VP for Corporate Engagement & Innovation, said: “I am delighted that the University’s achievements working with partners in industry, the NHS and Government have been recognised by the panel.

“Glasgow’s previous successes in the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards and our own UofG Engagement Awards highlight the agile and creative ways our academics respond to global and local challenges, collaborating with a diverse range of partners to drive innovation and create real impact for society.”

First published: 15 February 2022