North east collaboration up for award

The 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ceremony will be held next month
The 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ceremony will be held next month

The cream of collaborations between academia and businesses have been shortlisted by a team of independent judges for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019.

Applications were received across six categories for the awards.

These are organised by Interface to recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.

Sergi Arnau Almirall is up for the Rising Star of the Year category.

The category is for Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associates, further education and higher education students or Postgraduate Students who have been hosted or sponsored by a business in conjunction with a Scottish university, research institute or college.

Sergi Arnau Almirall, KTP Association from the University of Aberdeen, collaborated with Aubin Ltd in Ellon, a chemical engineering specialist, to design, manufacture and test a scaled underwater crane model, enabling the subsequent construction of a full-size working demonstrator for subsea lifting.

Commenting on the awards, Dr Siobhán Jordan, director of Interface, said: “We are delighted to host these annual awards, which go from strength to strength, and allow us to showcase the most exciting and game changing research and development which is happening in Scotland today.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 21.