The Department of Computer & Information Sciences’ entrepreneurial activities were recognised at the Strathclyde Enterprise Awards 2011.
In a sparkling ceremony held in the Grand Central Hotel, BBC broadcaster Sally Magnusson introduced the winners for the Enterprise Award Challenge. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Academic Commercialisation’ category was Dr John Wilson, in collaboration with Dr Mark Dufton (Pure and Applied Chemistry) and Chris Foley for Technology for Drug Discovery. This highlighted work summarises multi-dimensional protein data so that knowledge discovery techniques can be used to locate promising sites for drug targets. It is currently being exclusively licensed to a U.S. Drug Discovery company.
Professor Jim McDonald, Principal of the University, said: "It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the achievements of our entrepreneurial students, staff and alumni at our third Enterprise Awards ceremony. Strathclyde has supported an ethos of entrepreneurship since it was founded in 1796 and the awards celebrate all aspects of that culture and environment.“
“Our winners include both entrepreneurs at the outset of their careers and those who are already well-established. However, they all share an enthusiasm, ambition and drive to make a difference with innovative approaches to business.“
"We are proud of our world-class research and high-quality graduates and it is inspiring to our current students to see the impact this has on both society and the wider economy.”