A project between CENSIS, Thales in Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland has been shortlisted in the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018. The awards, run by Interface, recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.
The joint project – on low-pixel automatic target detection and recognition – has developed unique technology with the ability to recognise humans and vehicle types from up to 1500m using thermal imaging. It is shortlisted in the Multiparty Collaboration award, recognising partnerships that have demonstrated long term benefits to both the business and the academic teams.
The other award categories are:
- Innovation of the Year: A product, process or service developed with a university, research institute or college partner, facilitated by Interface and SFC Innovation Voucher.
- Building skills through Knowledge Exchange: Recognising final year undergrads, postgrads or KTP Associates who have worked within a business on a specific project to enhance innovation.
- Social and Environmental Impact: A project that has produced significant social or environmental impacts contributing towards a fairer and more sustainable future.
- Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange: An individual who has played a pivotal role in knowledge exchange in Scotland.
The awards take place in Edinburgh on 22 February 2018