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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.

Follow all the latest from the awards at the Glasgow Science Centre on twitter #globalgamechangers


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

Victoria Hamilton

Innovating in Stem Education/Training (Sponsored by City of Glasgow College)

Ayrshire College

Edinburgh College

Glasgow Clyde College

University of Strathclyde

West College Scotland 

Circular breakthrough

3f bio Ltd

Celtic Renewables Ltd

Jaw Brew

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)

James McIlroy

Victoria Hamilton

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