GCU takes part in Glasgow Science Festival

Running from 1st-18th June 2011, the Glasgow Science Festival will tackle a wide range of exciting scientific topics for school children. Events at Glasgow Caledonian University include:

A Look at Optometrists
 Mon 6th, Fri 10th, Mon 13th and Tue 14th June, 10-12pm
0141 330 5370

Forensic Investigation
Tue 7th and Wed 8th June, 10-12pm
0141 330 5370

Human Body In Action
Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thurs 9th, Tue 14th, Wed 15th and Thurs 16th June, 10-11:30am
0141 330 5370

A Lot of Hot Air
Wed 15th June, 10-11am
0141 330 5370

GCU partners in £2.6m food and drink innovation network

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Applied Knowledge Exchange is involved in a Scotland-wide innovation network for universities to support the Scottish food and drink industry.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is to invest £2.64 million in The Scottish Universities Industry Innovation Network for Food and Drink, which will work to meet the research and innovation needs of Scottish food and drink companies. Working in partnership with businesses and their supporting trade sectors, academics from multiple disciplines will work to deliver a range of knowledge exchange projects in areas including food science, supply chain development, waste management, packaging design and marketing for the benefit of industry.

Led by the University of Aberdeen, the University of Abertay Dundee and Heriot-Watt University together with Interface, the Network is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish food and drink industry expressed by its members during a consultation process. 

GCU’s expertise in Food and Drink includes marketing, food sciences, packaging design, sustainability and nutrition.

Caledonian Creates Exhibition 2011

A collective showcase of creative work from Glasgow Caledonian University will be available to view from 1st to 5th June 2011 on campus.

createsThere will be private viewing of the Caledonian Creates 2011 exhibition on Wednesday 1st June 6pm-8.30pm in the Saltire Centre in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Caledonian Creates is the new face of creativity at Glasgow Caledonian University. It brings together the collective talents of staff and students from a breadth of academic and business backgrounds, offering a holistic approach to research, consultancy and teaching in creative industries’ subject areas.

We are inspirational in addressing design, multimedia, technology, marketing, communication, fashion and interior architecture needs. Innovative thinking combined with an entrepreneurial approach gives clients the confidence to connect with Caledonian Creates.

Need a product researched? Come to the marketing team. Got an idea but want to bounce it off someone else first? Get multimedia technology to manipulate your suggestions into the most appropriate medium. Got an object ready to roll but haven’t got the time to devote to it? Why not consult with product design and put together prototypes. Caledonian Creates can do these things for you.

Shanks takes business guests on AD plant tour

An interesting tour around Shanks’ Anaerobic Digestion plant in Cumbernauld and its state-of-the-art recycling facility in Blochairn today, accompanied by CeeD members. The AD plant processes food waste to produce renewable energy.

We were informed about the drivers of change in waste policy by Zero Waste Scotland’s Simon Morris, who emphasised 2025 targets of a minimum of 70% of waste to be recycled. We heard that businesses must really improve their segregation of materials to help us reach these targets.

Scotlands’ councils and companies are already working with GCU’s School of the Built and Natural Environment to try to improve their environmental activities.

New Caledonian Applied Knowledge Exchange YouTube channel

You can check out the Applied Knowledge Exchange’s new YouTube channel which features videos from Glasgow Caledonian University’s recent events and conferences, including the ATA 2011 Telemedicine and Telehealth Meeting, our food and drink expertise, and our Social Enterprise activity.

Hope you like it and if you would like more details on anything, go to www.gcu.ac.uk/business

Evening Times reports on AppleGreen eco house

AppleGreen Homes claim its range of “green” homes, which will slash the average electricity bill by £200 and help tackle the problem of fuel poverty, could be about to revolutionise the housing sector in the UK and abroad.

The new BRE Innovation Park at the former Ravenscraig steelworks site in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, will showcase the new Clyde-built homes later this year.

AppleGreen hired city-based Spacesix Architects and Glasgow Caledonian University to research and develop all aspects of the build with an edict that the new generation homes had to be “highly energy efficient yet affordable”.

Click for more info or see the Evening Times for the full article.