The most innovative, inspirational and impactful collaborations between academics and industry have been shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards…
And Edinburgh Napier colleagues are up for two awards on the night!
Organised by Interface to recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships, the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards take place at The Studio, Edinburgh, on Thursday, 21 February.
Along with partners Touchless Innovation Ltd, the University are in contention for the Innovation of the Year Award for the prototype development and testing of a new hygiene device to kill micro-organisms commonly found on hands including MRSA. The School of Applied Sciences' Nick Wheelhouse has been instrumental in making this happen.
Robert Hairstans, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, and head of the Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures, has been shortlisted for the Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year Award.
Robert has championed change in the construction sector, innovation in the built environment and contributed to knowledge exchange for over ten years. He actively supports knowledge exchange projects from grassroots level through to providing strategic insight to industry thought-leaders and leading the call for culture change within the construction sector.
The winners will be chosen by a specially selected panel of judges who will be looking for innovative, impactful and transformative collaborations, and the people contributing to knowledge exchange.
Best of luck to our nominees!