22 February 2018

Venue: Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre, Gogarburn, Edinburgh

Time: 11:45 to 18:00

Recognising, rewarding and celebrating the impacts achieved through academic and business partnerships.

Join us on Thursday 22nd February 2018 for The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ceremony and showcase event.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards promote and celebrate knowledge exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner to stimulate innovation and further positioning Scotland as a CAN DO nation.

Through the keynote speakers, innovation sessions, exhibitors and the award ceremony we hope that the day’s celebration will reflect on the breadth and range of collaborations among organisations from all sectors and of all sizes with our leading Scottish academics and research teams.


Showcase and Celebration Event:

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, will be hosted at the Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre, Gogarburn, Edinburgh on Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 11.45 – 18.00, and is the ideal opportunity to meet, celebrate and network with Scotland’s foremost innovative businesses, academics and individuals who are leading the way in collaborative knowledge exchange.

With compelling speakers and engaging innovation sessions from G-Hold, R&B Distillers, VisitScotland, YO! Marketing and the Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group the event will give you a unique opportunity to learn about knowledge exchange, the benefits it can provide and how you can take advantage of our world leading academics.



  • Steve Stewart - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Stewart Brewing

  • Professor Eleanor Shaw - Vice Dean, Strathclyde Business School and Head, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

  • Paul Wheelhouse MSP - Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy​

  • Paula Ritchie - Regional Head of Business Development, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Dr Siobhan Jordan - Director, Interface

  • Mike Cantlay OBE - Scottish Funding Council Chair 






Thank you to our sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland, Marks & Clerk and BQ. An official CAN DO Fest feeder event.