(SCOTLAND)

Innovation and sustainability took centre stage in Glasgow last night.

More than 200 people attended the inaugural Global Game Changers awards held at the Glasgow Science Centre. Launched earlier this year by Innovators Magazine and the Herald Scotland, it celebrates the innovation economy and its role in delivering a sustainable future for all.

Steve Kenzie

Steve Kenzie, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network UK, delivered the keynote speaker and talked about the role businesses can play in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The circular economy award – circular breakthrough – went to 3fbio, a biotech spin-out company from the University of Strathclyde. It harnesses disruptive technology to meet the global need for sustainable protein. The company’s patented technology produces mycoprotein, the ingredient in the leading meat-free brand Quorn, in a cost-effective way that means mycoprotein can be the lowest cost source of protein for global populations.

Established in 2015, 3f bio has been recognized internationally through various awards, and it remains on-track to have their first industrial plant in place by 2019.