You too can become a Scottish energy pioneer with the Heriot Watt University / Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015


If you’d like to become one of Scottish energy’s young research pioneers of the year, then step right in.

Heriot Watt University has opened its doors to students and young professional energy researchers –  from all other universities and colleges in Scotland as well as from young graduates working in the Scottish energy industry –  to enter the inaugural Heriot-Watt University – Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015.


The competition is fully open for entries and prizes in the following categories will be presented in May 2015 by Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism:

  • Energy and the Environment
  • Energy in the Marine Environment
  • Energy Materials and Storage 
  • Energy and Fossil Fuels 
  • Energy Infrastructure and Society
  • Energy Entrepreneurship
Fergus Ewing, MSP, Scottish Energy Minister
Fergus Ewing, MSP, Scottish Energy Minister

Candidates should send applications for the Heriot-Watt University – Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015 by email to:

The deadline for entries is 31 January 2015.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Commercial corporate sponsorship opportunities exist for energy companies to become involved with the Heriot-Watt University/ Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015 in the above categories.

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For full details of these EXCLUSIVE sponsorship packages –  including attendance at the Heriot Watt  University / Energy Academy awards ceremony and presentation of prizes by FERGUS EWING,  MSP, Minister for Energy and Enterprise in the Scottish Government  – contact the Scottish Energy News team at:

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Speaking about the awards, Professor Stephen Chapman, Principal, Heriot-Watt University, said:  

“The Heriot-Watt University Energy Academy is a pan-university initiative supported by all Schools at our Edinburgh, Orkney and Borders campuses. It has two principal objectives: to consolidate energy research activities and facilitate interdisciplinary programmes, both within the university and with other higher education institutes, and to ensure external parties can easily gain an appreciation of our vision, skills-base and active research projects in energy.”

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer – Robert M. Buchan Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering, and Director of Heriot Watt University’s Energy Academy, said;

“Regardless of the direction of travel in terms of energy policy, most people would agree that it must be clear and consistent so that researchers, investors and developers can make robust decisions that allow future generations to inherit a stable and sustainable energy infrastructure based on effective and affordable technology. 

“Through the Heriot-Watt University – Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015, we look forward to bringing together academic research teams and companies that would benefit from new technologies.”

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