The inaugural awards were held in Glasgow, one of Europe’s top innovation hotspots. The evening at the Glasgow Science centre recognised the innovation economy’s importance in delivering a sustainable future for all. Entrants were judged on their success to date in making – or having the potential to make – a global impact within the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Roland Strauss, Managing Director at Knowledge4Innovation, said: “This is an exciting addition to the innovation economy. It’s great to see our partners at Innovators Magazine collaborating with Newsquest International to host the first ‘Global Game Changers’ awards in Scotland. Collaboration is a vital element of the innovation process. The awards recognise those pioneering companies and individuals that are working to build a sustainable future by contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. And with it being the 10th anniversary of the European Innovation Summit here in Brussels in 2018, who knows, we may well be welcoming the ‘Global Game Changers’ awards to the Belgian capital in 2018.”
The awards will return to Glasgow in 2018 – before being held in London in 2019 (doubtless with a stop in Brussels at some point). Sign up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with all the plans for the upcoming awards.
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