Moredun’s Director of Communications, Professor Lee Innes, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017.
Professor Innes has been recognised for her work developing innovative knowledge exchange activities and events to help connect scientific researchers with a broad range of different stakeholders to improve the uptake and application of new technologies. She has been instrumental in helping to grow the membership of the Moredun Foundation to more than 12 000 members across the livestock industry and has worked to ensure that new research findings are used effectively to improve livestock health and welfare and farm productivity.
More recently, Professor Innes lead a successful bid to create the Scottish Government Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact which works to increase the impact of the research outputs from the £250M investment in agriculture, food and environmental research carried out by the world leading Scottish Research Institutes.
Professor Innes said: “It is a real honour to be shortlisted for this award. I am delighted on behalf of my colleagues, at Moredun and at the Scottish Research Institutes involved in the new Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, for this recognition of the work we are all involved in ensuring that new scientific research is used effectively by those who may benefit from it.”
The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards are organised by Interface, an organisation which helps to match businesses to world leading Scottish Universities and Research Institutes to stimulate innovation.
Siobhan Jordan, Interface Director, said: “The finalists show outstanding collaborations, many of which have the potential to revolutionise an industry or several industries, change society or people’s lives or make a global impact far wider than Scotland’s shores. The Awards show how knowledge exchange can support companies and academics in different ways, helping Scotland to be a world-leading entrepreneurial and enterprising nation”.
The winners will be announced at the 2017 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at RBS Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21st February.