Our Knowledge Exchange activities involve transferring knowledge to business and industry through partnerships with businesses and health care organisations.
Our activities include
- Knowledge transfer through training events,
- Working in partnership with businesses and health care organisations, and
- Using research findings to develop practice and products.
We believe that public engagement builds trust between us and the community and contributes to informing the direction of our research programmes. We participate in a wide range of public engagement activities to keep the public informed about our research.
Helping SME's Find Technological Solutions
Through our relationship with Interface, the SFC-funded gateway aimed at matching academic expertise with the needs of industry, we participate in the Innovation Voucher scheme. Recent examples include
The development of an E-Lab book
- Solving drug formulation problems.
Consultancy & Contract Research
With our breadth of research skills across a wide range of disciplines we provide a bespoke service to organisations requiring a specific piece of research to be undertaken.
We provide a number of training courses relevant to the needs of business/industry, such as
- Crisis Management
- Anthropometric assessment
- Lifestyle management
- Systematic Review Methods
Professor Cherry Wainwright
Many of our public activities aim to engage people throughout the age span in raising awareness of the health issues highlighted by our research.
Recent public engagements include:
- Twenty Ten and Beyond: 350 years of excellence in science; The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, June 2010; "Fat Body Slim: Shape matters!"
- Exhibited at Techfest and Satrosphere science fairs
- Hosting public lectures by high profile speakers on topics of public interest (e.g. Edi Stark on "Suicide in young men")
- Contributing at schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to School Science week
Through a Science Engagement grant from the Scottish Government, the "Fat Body Slim: Shape matters!" exhibit has been taken "on the road" to community centres throughout the North and North East of Scotland.