Scotland will become the capital of the innovation economy this evening.
The winners of the inaugural Global Game Changers awards will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow.
Launched this year by Innovators Magazine and the Herald Scotland, the event is set to become an integral part of the growing movement pushing for a sustainable world. It will recognise the work of the innovation economy, in all its cross-sectoral glory, and the contribution it is making to delivering a sustainable future for all, especially in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We reported last month that two of Europe’s leading biotech companies have been shortlisted for a gong. And Roger Kilburn. Chief Executive Officer of the internationally-renowned Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), will be presenting one of the awards. So there is plenty of representation from the biotech sector.
But there are also companies and individuals from across the industries and ecosystems covered by this magazine that have been shortlisted for an award. The categories include: women in innovation; intrapreneurship; corporates for good, startups in the sharing economy, collaboration; STEM education; young pioneers; and the circular economy.
Good luck to all of tonight’s finalists.
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Shortlist in full
Collaboration for change (Sponsored by Bond Dickinson)
Opening Educational Practices Scotland
TEV Project/Newcastle University collaboration
Thales UK, CENSIS, University of West of Scotland
University of Glasgow
Women in Innovation (Sponsored by BAE Systems)
Caroline Jones Carrick
Dr Holly Butler
Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris
Innovating in Stem Education/Training (Sponsored by City of Glasgow College)
Glasgow Clyde College
University of Strathclyde
West College Scotland
3f bio Ltd
Celtic Renewables Ltd
Synergie Environ Ltd
Breaking the Mould: Empowering Intrapreneurship
EIS Waste Services Ltd
KCP Environmental Solutions Ltd
SmartGreenCharge 1st renewable Electric Station by Smart Green Batteries EV Chargers & Sol
Start-Up and Share
Find a Player
Corporates For Good
Clearwater Controls Limited
Star Renewable Energy (SRE)
Young Pioneers (Glasgow Science Centre)