FROM a business which uses bread to brew beer to a University of Strathclyde doctor who has developed a blood test to improve the statistics for brain tumour diagnosis and a mobile app that aims to revolutionise participation in sport, today we can announce the finalists for the inaugural Global Game Changers Awards.

The Herald is working in partnership with Innovators Magazine to showcase the very best of innovation and sustainability in Scotland.

The awards are supported by commercial law firm Bond Dickinson, City of Glasgow College and the UN Global Compact Network UK.

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John Ralph, head of real estate at Bond Dickinson, said: “Congratulations to all of the finalists for The Global Game Changers Awards. We are proud to be sponsoring the Collaboration for Change category which recognises the power of collaboration to drive innovation forward. The finalists have all had a hugely positive impact on their communities, developing bright and dynamic projects through partnerships with businesses and public sector organisations. In today’s fast-paced business environment, innovation through collaboration has become essential for all businesses to avoid risking being left behind.”

Douglas Morrison, STEM and innovation lead at City of Glasgow College said: “I was impressed by the scope and scale of innovative activity taking place throughout the awards categories. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted. Your game changing work positions Scotland firmly on the world stage.”

The awards dinner takes place on Wednesday, September 13 at the Glasgow Science Centre. To book tables please contact Claire Hunter on 0141 302 7319 or visit www.newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/globalgc/

The Shortlist

Collaborator for change (Sponsored by Bond Dickinson)

Opening Educational Practices Scotland 

TEV Project/Newcastle University collaboration

Thales UK, CENSIS, University of West of Scotland

University of Glasgow

Circular Breakthrough 

3f bio Ltd

Celtic Renewables Ltd

Jaw Brew

Synergie Environ Ltd

Women in Innovation 

Caroline Jones Carrick

Dr Holly Butler

Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris

Victoria Hamilton

Start-Up and Share

Arabesque

EnteroBiotix

Find a Player

Breaking the Mould: Empowering Intrapreneurship

Arabesque

EIS Waste Services Ltd

KCP Environmental Solutions Ltd

SmartGreenCharge 1st renewable Electric Station by Smart Green Batteries EV Chargers & Sol

Corporates For Good

Clearwater Controls Limited

Star Renewable Energy (SRE)

Young Pioneers 

James McIlroy

Victoria Hamilton

Innovating in Stem Education/Training (Sponsored by City of Glagsow College)

Ayrshire College

Edinburgh College

Glasgow Clyde College

University of Strathclyde

West College Scotland