GCU boosts Scottish economy by £444m per year

AN analysis of the economic impact of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) found that it boosts the Scottish economy by £444 million each year.

 Independent research by economic consultancy Biggar Economics also estimated the university supports 10,000 jobs and generates £7.20 for every £1 it receives through the Scottish Funding Council.
 
Full article on The Herald

GCU unveils new technology developed through Shearwater KTP

GCU’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Shearwater Marine Services has been receiving a bit of attention after we went to the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen.

Take a look at some of the coverage:

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/electronics/news/system-enables-real-time-viewing-of-subsea-inspections/1014451.article

http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/ogfj/2012/11/gcu-unveils-subsea-video-and-data-storage-system.html

 

Scottish universities top UK spin-outs survey

Scottish universities have produced more spin-out companies over the past decade than any other part of the UK, a survey has suggested.

New internet database Spinouts UK said Scottish institutions had created 172 firms, followed by London (115) and the south east (85).

GCU spin outs include Biopta.  More on the BBC

Leadership Awards 2010 winners

Scottish Leadership Awards 2010 @ The Grand Central Hotel,Glasgow.

Here are the winners of the Scottish Leadership Awards 2010.

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Applied Knowledge Exchange sponsored the Female Business Leader of the Year Award.

For more information about how GCU works with business on education programmes, consultancy and research, and social innovation, give the Applied Knowledge Exchange a ring on 0141 331 3189.

GCU PhD student heads to leprosy missions in Bangladesh

Kellie Gibson, a PhD student working with Jim Woodburn, Professor of Rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University, heads to Bangladesh at the weekend to start her Gordon Masterton/ Magnusson Award funded work.

Kellie is volunteering with the Leprosy Mission International and will spend time supporting the rehabilitation work conducted in a number of clinics across the country. She will also stop by the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Dhaka towards the end of the visit to meet the students and share her experiences.

Kellie has set up her own blog and you can follow her progress at http://leprosymissionbangladesh.blogspot.com/