21 August 2019

Highlands & Islands

Venue: Moray College UHI, Moray Street, Elgin, IV30 1JJ

Time: 09:15 to 14:30

Research and Innovation for Growth

Moray College UHI in collaboration with Interface are hosting an event to showcase innovation and research and to encourage the development of new partnerships between business and academia.

Presentations will include speakers from Interface, Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Exchange team at the University of the Highlands and Islands, who will explain how collaborating with Scotland's newest university can encourage, initiate and drive innovation in business.

Knowledge transfer partnerships can often lead to new products, services and processes. Businesses who collaborate with Scotland’s universities and research institutions record; reduced operating costs, increased productivity, profits, export, turnover and new or safeguarded employment.


09:15: Registration

09:50: Welcome

10:00: Presentation

Carol-Ann Adams, Interface, Introducing Businesses to Scottish Universities and Colleges,

10:25: Presentation

Dr Joe Irvine and Anna Paaso, UHI Knowledge Exchange

10:45: Activity

Jen Kelshaw, Elgin Museum, Artefacts and Innovation Exploration

11:00: Presentation

Richard Lamb and Dr Ian Heywood, Innovate and Knowledge Transfer Network

11:40: Presentation

Local Researchers and Water Quality Innovation Group

Professor Stuart Gibb, Director of the UHI Environmental Research Institute and UHI Vice-Principal Internal-External Engagement

Darlene Russell, UHI Knowledge Exchange Offer

12:40: Lunch

13:15: Activity

Sarah Frame O'Hare, Strategy Cards

13:45: Panel Discussion and Q&A

Chaired by Dr Joe Irvine, Head of UHI Knowledge Exchange

14:15: Plenary

Michael Rayner, UHI Dean of Research

14:30: Close/Teas and Coffees


This event is free to attend and is open to local businesses, Moray College UHI staff, students and staff across the wider UHI Academic Partnership.

The Data Controller of the information being collected is: Moray College UHI, Moray Street. For any queries or concerns about how your personal data is being processed you can contact the relevant Data Protection Officer at dataprotectionofficer@uhi.ac.uk