Archive for July, 2011

Jul 27 2011

GCU debates future of Social Innovation

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Increasingly the European Commission is focusing its resources on exploring new avenues through which research and knowledge transfer can respond directly to the needs of society. The term that it has coined for this new conceptual framework is SOCIAL INNOVATION. GCU’s head of European Programmes, Mark Anderson, brought together colleagues in an open forum session […]

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Jul 26 2011

Horizon 2020 – the future EU funding programme for research and innovation

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EU Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has announced that “Horizon 2020″ is the winner of a vote to name the future EU-funding programme for research and innovation. It is the name for the new, integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research […]

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Jul 25 2011

GCU and Applegreen working to combat ‘extremely challenging’ fuel poverty issues

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GCU and AppleGreen Homes are working on a project which they hope will combat fuel poverty – low cost environmentally effective housing. Eradicating fuel poverty by 2016 will be “extremely challenging” following energy price increases, the Scottish government has said. The admission came from Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neil after three of the six biggest energy […]

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Jul 22 2011

New videos on the Caledonian AKE YouTube Channel

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Take a look at our new videos on the Caledonian Applied Knowledge Exchange YouTube Channel. From biomechanics research in our school of health, to a presentation from Marks & Spencer on its Plan A sustainability programme, to Social Enterprise at GCU, you can find a variety of content to browse. Click here to visit our […]

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Jul 12 2011

Sustainable Food & Drink webinar on how supermarkets are tackling climate change

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Sustainable Food & Drink, a free and innovative programme that helps Scottish food and drink companies increase their competitiveness through better environmental performance, ran a webinar analysing how supermarkets were tackling climate change. The Sustainable Food & Drink team, based at Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Environment Centre, focused on the supermarkets’ key green areas: operational […]

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Jul 11 2011

Scottish Academy of Fashion launches research projects

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The Scottish Academy of Fashion, a joint venture between GCU, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh College of Art and Robert Gordon University, has announced new research projects aimed at supporting Scotland’s textile industry. The Academy, an ambitious project developing Scotland as a global centre of excellence in fashion-related learning and commercially relevant research, has backing from Creative Scotland, […]

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Jul 05 2011

Exchange (Summer 2011)- Applied Knowledge Exchange Business Magazine Now Out

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The Summer 2011 edition of GCU’s Exchange magazine, representing all the latest business news from the Applied Knowledge Exchange, is now out. This edition features GCU’s partnership with FMC Technologies, GCU’s food and drink activities – including an event with Marks & Spencer and the new Scottish Food Innovation Network – as well as our work with […]

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