North of Scotland KTP shortlisted for award

A joint venture between the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Abertay University Dundee, the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

North of Scotland KTP has been named as a finalist in the 2020 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards, which shine a light on UK innovation success.

The team is nominated in the ‘Most Effective Initiative from a KTP Office Team’ category.

The award celebrates an initiative which has ‘broken the mould’, achieving significant benefits in terms of innovation or impact; and in so doing provides a model of best practice for KTP offices.

The North of Scotland KTP Centre, which is based at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, has been recognised for its work expanding its KTP project portfolio into the Life Sciences Sector.

Working with Opportunity North East (ONE) the team have worked tirelessly to promote opportunities for businesses and academia in the Life Sciences industry.

Robin Brown, Manager North of Scotland KTP Centre, said: “I am extremely proud that we have been shortlisted for this award.

“Working alongside ONE, we were able to take a regional economic strategy and identify where we could add value. It is humbling that this value has been recognised by the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards.”

Dr Carol Phillips, North of Scotland KTP Centre’s Steering Group Chair, said: “I am delighted that the hard work of the team at the North of Scotland KTP Centre has been recognised in their shortlisting as a finalist in the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020. The team work extremely hard across a number of academic partners and geographies showing great innovation in the way they work and support projects and associates. The team always go above and beyond making sure the full potential is obtained for each and every project  - they are truly deserving of this award.”

Winners of the 2020 Awards will be announced at an online event on Wednesday, September 9.