The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards logo with overlapping coloured triangles

21 April 2021

Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Highlands & Islands, Tayside, UK and International

Venue: Online event

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards celebrate the exceptional work achieved through academic and business partnerships.

Hosted by Interface, the business-academic matchmaker in Scotland, the Awards ceremony will be held online on World Creativity and Innovation Day.

Applications were invited in eight categories – the largest number yet – from businesses, public sector organisations, third sector, universities, research institutes and colleges that are in leading the way towards economic growth, societal improvements and environmental advances in Scotland and beyond.

Two new categories have been unveiled – one to showcase the incredible business-academic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a second will shine the spotlight on an individual or team behind the scenes who have been pivotal in forging impactful business-academic partnerships.

The categories are:  

Innovation of the Year 

Powerful Partnership

Multiparty Collaboration 

Knowledge Exchange Champion 

Making a Difference  

Innovator of the Future  

Knowledge Exchange Heroes

COVID-19 Collaboration Response  


Speakers will be announced shortly.