Design in Action Shortlisted for Scottish KE Award

16 February 2016

Design in Action is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted in Multi Party Award category at the first ever Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards!

The awards, hosted by Interface, are the first awards to celebrate all projects and partnerships that are created by Scottish Higher Education and research institutions and the Multi Party Award category specifically recognises groups and consortia across industry sectors that demonstrate innovation and impact through working together, significantly benefitting each individual party.

Design in Action’s work establishing and supporting 13 Scottish start-ups and 76 jobs via its Chiasma innovation model along with the impact of its academic research caught the eye of the KE Awards judging panel who have shortlisted the Hub alongside Stratified Medicine Innovation Cetnre at the University of Glasgow and the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.

Siobhán Jordon, Director of Interface, said:

“I’d like to congratulate the Design in Action team for reaching the finals of the hotly-contested Multi-Party Collaboration Award in the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

The Multi-Party award aims to reward collaborations between groups of businesses and academia that demonstrate significant impacts to both the economy and society.

We are delighted at the scope and strength of entries across all categories which made the judging panel’s task all the harder.There is now just a short wait until we can reveal the winners, on 25th February.”

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards take place at the RBS Conference Centre, Gogarburn, on Thursday 25th February. Register for free at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-scottish-knowledge-exchange-awards-registration-18903022449