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QuantIC’s Director, Professor Steve Beaumont was awarded the “Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange” at the inaugural Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards held in Edinburgh on 25 Feb 2016. The event was organised by Interface, a knowledge hub which connects businesses from all sectors to Scotland’s 23 higher education and research institutes.
Steve has been an ambassador for knowledge exchange and enterprise throughout his career, which spans academic and business achievements.
As former Vice-Principal for Research & Enterprise at University of Glasgow, his commitment to the enterprise agenda led to the foundation of Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd and Compound Semiconductor Technology Ltd and he also created the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund, which was set up to encourage and facilitate knowledge exchange activities across the University of Glasgow.
In recognising Steve with this award, the judges acknowledge an individual who has played a pivotal role in knowledge exchange in Scotland and his outstanding track record and selflessness throughout his career in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. Huge congratulations to Steve from everyone at QuantIC!