Informed Scotland October 2014 – Innovation galore

The word of the month was ‘innovation’, from innovative projects to the challenges of managing innovation.

Two new knowledge exchange Innovation Centres were launched – the Data Lab and Construction Scotland, bringing the total to eight Scottish Funding Council supported Centres.

Nesta and Innovate UK, the re-branded Technology Strategy Board, set up a new Innovation Growth Lab.

A European Commission study on innovation in higher education was published, with input from the PASCAL International Observatory (the University of Glasgow leads PASCAL in Europe).

Glasgow Caledonian University was awarded Changemaker Campus status, for its role in ‘promoting social innovation education’.

The 157 Group of further education colleges, which counts North East Scotland College amongst its members, published Future Colleges, calling for greater ‘freedom to innovate’.

Favourite recommendation on Twitter this month was from Radio EDUtalk’s @parslad who described Informed Scotland as ‘Best out there for regular updates on learning and skills in Scotland’. Become an Informed Scotland subscriber to keep on top of all the developments. Email [email protected] to request a sample copy.

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