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The winners of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2023 were revealed at a ceremony yesterday evening in Dundee. The Awards mark the incredible achievements of business and academic partnerships in Scotland and are hosted by SFC-funded Interface.

Entries were invited from Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges, as well as businesses and organisations active in research and development. The judges looked for collaborations showing innovation, impact and transformation, and also sought to recognise individuals making a special contribution to knowledge exchange in Scotland.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Helen Cross, SFC’s Director of Research and Innovation, said:

“It’s fantastic to be here to celebrate the achievements of everyone behind these projects. Bringing together the strength of Scotland’s academic base and combining that knowledge with the expertise of Scottish industry is hugely important in innovating for the future.”

Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, said:

“Today’s awards showcase the impactful collaborations between businesses and the academic community and their role in translating Scotland’s world-class research into knowledge that makes impact.

“Bringing together Scotland’s businesses with the knowledge, expertise and networks of our research community is central to achieving the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation and our upcoming Innovation Strategy, both in creating the inventions and innovations of the future, and in supporting translation of these into impact and opportunity.”

Professor Andrea Nolan, Chair of the Interface Strategic Board and Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University, said:

“The annual flagship awards event for business-academic partnerships have gone from strength to strength since launching eight years ago. They celebrate the very best of people and partnerships involved in shaping game-changing innovations across Scotland.”

A full list of the winners in the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2023 is available on the Interface website.