UWS has been shortlisted for four coveted Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, it was announced today (11 March 2021).
UWS projects are finalists in the Innovation of the Year, Powerful Partnerships and Innovator of the Future categories, following a record-breaking number of entries.
The University’s ground-breaking artificial intelligence collaboration with Thales and CENSIS has been shortlisted in the Powerful Partnerships category, following a pioneering project to develop AI technology which can save lives by identifying missing people and providing warnings about buildings at risk of collapse.
UWS’s work with Phoenix Instinct is up for two awards, recognising UWS’s KTP Associate, Dr Jakub Rycerz as a finalist for Innovator of the Future, and the team’s work with the Forres-based company to develop the world’s first-ever SMART, ultra-light weight, manual wheelchair, has secured them a nomination for Innovation of the Year.
Also up for Innovation of the Year is UWS’s work with the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (The Scottish Crannog Centre) and Loch Tay, to revitalise the Centre by designing an innovative immersive visitor experience integrated with physical space and exhibitions.
The awards, organised by Interface, are recognised as the premiere celebration of knowledge exchange between businesses and academics in Scotland, showcasing the incredible achievements of collaborative partnerships and individuals alike.