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Hutton scientist shortlisted for Innovation in Life Sciences Award

Dr Lionel Dupuy (c) James Hutton Institute
"These awards are presented to recognise excellence in companies and individuals who are making a significant contribution to the industry

Dr Lionel Dupuy, of the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences group in Dundee, has been shortlisted for a Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Award in the Innovation category. These awards are presented to recognise excellence in companies and individuals who are making a significant contribution to the industry, and provide a platform for Scotland’s vibrant life sciences community to come together and celebrate its achievements.

Dr Dupuy joined the James Hutton Institute in 2007, after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Bordeaux I (France) and undertaking postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. His research has featured in high profile scientific publications and journals, as well as covered by the media in more than 15 countries and ten languages.

The judging panel of the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards includes several members of Scottish Enterprise’s GlobalScot Network, a worldwide network of business contacts who are experts in their field and driven to help Scottish companies develop, expand and thrive in a competitive international market.

The seven award categories for 2015 are: 

  • Business Leadership Award: Presented to a business leader or a management team who has significantly advanced his/her/their Scottish business in the previous year.
  • Entrepreneurial Business Leader: Open to founders or co-founders of a start-up or early stage life sciences business that demonstrates significant potential to become a successful global company.
  • Innovation Award: Presented to an individual or organisation that has been responsible for the creation of innovative technology, product, service or process (e.g. manufacturing process) which has a relevant commercial application.
  • Investment of the Year: Eligible investments involve companies that are active within the life sciences sector and the investment must have an impact on the company in Scotland.
  • Community Engagement Award: Presented to a company or organisation based in Scotland that has engaged significantly with their community in the previous year.
  • Export and International Trade Award: Presented to a company that has achieved substantial commercial success and growth in overseas earnings.
  • Innovative Collaboration Award: Presented to Scottish partners who have engaged in a successful collaboration involving at least one industry partner that has achieved a significant potential commercial outcome through a new or improved technology, product or service.

The Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Award 2016 ceremony will take place at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, on 4 February 2016.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.