FOLLOWING an overwhelming number of submissions from across the world, today we are delighted to announce the finalists for the second annual Global Game Changers Awards.

The Herald is working in partnership with Innovators Magazine once again to showcase the very best of innovation, sustainability and impact towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on a cross-sectoral and international platform.

The awards are supported by BAE Systems, Bayer Foundations, Centre for Work-based Learning, Circular Glasgow, City of Glasgow College and ScottishPower who have offered their congratulations to all those shortlisted.

Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “We extend warm congratulations to the finalists in the Circular Breakthrough Category and look forward to learning more about their innovative work at the award ceremony on September 12th.” Barry Carruthers, head of innovation, sustainability and quality at ScottishPower added: “The calibre of nominees has been fantastic and ScottishPower is truly excited to support what should be a fantastic event.

“Across industry and sectors, we need these special occasions to recognise the inspirational Young Pioneers Finalists”

Douglas Morrison, STEM and Innovation Lead, City of Glasgow College, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Empowering Intrapreneurship category.

“Both shortlisted candidates have clearly demonstrated their commitment to driving inclusive growth through a culture of innovation and empowerment.

“I wish them the best of luck at the awards”.

“It was great to see the number of entries to this year’s awards increase by over 100%. Although this rise was very welcome, it was the quality of the submissions – not just the quantity – that really stood out for me when I judged the Innovating in STEM Education/Training category. The finalists showed true innovation in STEM education, an area which is vital to the future of Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy, which is why we are delighted to support such an important award.”, David Coyne, director of the Centre for Work-based Learning.

“Our broken food system needs a paradigm shift. The finalists selected for the Global Game Changers Awards 2018 in the “Food for Thought” category have the creative power to bring this shift and to disrupt food and agriculture. We are honored for the opportunity to support them.”, Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE, Head of Bayer Foundations

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Wednesday, September 12 at The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Guests will hear from keynote speaker and UN SDG Advocate, Marc Buckley.

To book your table at the event, please contact Hannah Docherty on 0141 302 6037 or visit:


Women in Innovation – sponsored by BAE Systems


Cerys Jenkins – University of Strathclyde and CanSense Ltd

Eco Wave Power

T30 Fitness Training

Twenty – Mirjam de Bruijn

Circular Breakthrough – sponsored by Circular Glasgow

BRAIN AG – Engineering Biology

EGG lighting

Hydraloop Systems BV

IntelliDigest Ltd

Quick Block Limited

Corporates for Good

Barclays, in partnership with Unreasonable Group

BRAIN AG – Engineering Biology


Collaboration for Change


Circular Economy Club

Fashion for Good



Start-Up and Share

Alterwaste Ltd



Breeze Technologies

Revive Eco Ltd.

Young Pioneers – sponsored by ScottishPower

2050 Climate Group

Altitude Thinking


Revive Eco Ltd.

The New Art

Empowering Intrapreneuship – sponsored by City of Glasgow College


Children’s Hospices Across Scotland in partnership with Lens Perspectives

Food for Thought – sponsored by Bayer Foundations





The Good Food Institute

Innovating in STEM Education/Training
– sponsored by Centre for Work-based Learning

City of Glasgow College


Edinburgh College

Glasgow Clyde College

University of Strathclyde

Moonshot Award

Barclays, in partnership with Unreasonable Group

ClinSpec Dx

McCormack Innovation


Solar Roadways Incorporated