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RGU Collaborating With Industry to Facilitate Innovation

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) is to work with industry to embed innovation across its courses.

Created by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), the Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA) is a tiered programme designed to build innovation skills in students, including creative problem solving, collaboration and team work, idea evaluation and communication skills.

The programme has been designed by university teaching staff and three of Scotland's Innovation Centres. Those universities participating in SISA can deliver innovative input which provides students with the skills needed to respond to a digital, globalised economy.

Robert Gordon University was the first to achieve an accreditation from SISA, with students from the School of Creative and Cultural Business (SCCB) progressing on to their Level 3 awards.

Jo Royle, Head of RGU's School of Creative and Cultural Business, said: "Encouraging innovative thinking in students is a vital part of preparing them for the future workplace. Employers need graduates who are creative and flexible and can respond to the challenges of a digital, globalised economy."

"We are delighted that some of our students have passed each level and have now achieved the Innovation Champions award."