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RGU launches new Innovation Masterclass Series

Monday 12 November 2018

RGU launches new Innovation Masterclass Series
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new Innovation Masterclass series which will see leading entrepreneurs and innovators share their experience and insights.

As part of the roll-out of new innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at RGU, the Innovation Master Class series will feature speakers with experience in startups, accelerators, incubators, innovation in the corporate sector, venture capital, innovation in higher education and other relevant areas.

Chairman of Scottish Enterprise Bob Keiller CBE is the next speaker lined up in the series.

Bob Keiller is the former chief executive of Wood Group and has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1986. His achievements have been recognised with awards including: Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007, Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008 and Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year at the 2011 Scottish Leadership awards. He was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alongside his non-executive role in Scottish Enterprise, Bob provides mentoring and support for ambitious business leaders and Social Enterprises.

Professor Gordon McConnell, Vice Principal of Commercial and Regional Innovation, said: “The Innovation Masterclass Series is part of a series of new initiatives in the area of skills, employability, innovation and entrepreneurship that have been launched at RGU, showcasing our commitment to drive innovation into teaching.

“The speakers have been chosen due to their own experience as entrepreneurs and innovators – in startups, accelerators, incubators, and a diverse range of sectors where innovation resides including food and drink, creative arts, health and more.

“To give the RGU community access to such a high calibre of speakers through a variety of accessible learning opportunities is fantastic.”

The masterclass will take place on Wednesday November 14 at 5pm in room N242 in the Sir Ian Wood Building at RGU’s Garthdee campus.

The following week, CEO of the Data Lab Gillian Docherty will share her wealth of knowledge and experience at a masterclass.

Gillian is passionate about the opportunity for using Data to drive economic and social benefits and her masterclass will be held on Tuesday November 20, also at 5pm in room N242 in the Sir Ian Wood Building. 

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