The University of Strathclyde has a strong ethos of Innovation. As the ‘Place of Useful Learning’ we are the perfect host for the first virtual R&D Management Conference, 2021, exploring the theme Innovation in an Era of Disruption. Innovating with impact makes us leaders of innovation in Scotland – and as Scotland is a country of Innovators, that is really saying something! Have a look at just some of the great innovations to come from Scotland….
1781 - The first modern Steam Engine, James Watt
1823 - The process for making Waterproof Garments, Charles Macintosh
1860 - Fingerprint Identification, Dr Henry Faulds
1865 - Antiseptic Practice in Theatre, Lord Joseph Lister
1876 - The first Spoken Sentence via Electricity (Telephone), Alexander Graham Bell
1877 - The first Bone Graft, Sir William Macewen
1881 - One of the first Houses to be lit by Electricity, Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
1887 - The World’s first Windmill for Electricity, Professor James Blyth
1888 - The Caesarean Section under modern Antiseptic Conditions, Professor Murdoch Cameron
1896 - The world’s first X-Ray Department, Dr John McIntyre
1926 - The world’s first Antibiotic Penicillin, Sir Alexander Fleming
1927 - The world’s first long-distance Television Pictures, John Logie Baird
1957 - Interferon for the treatment of Viral Infections, Alick Isaacs
1958 - The first Ultrasound System for clinical purposes, Ian Donald and Tom Brown
1966 - Salbutamol (Ventolin) treatment for Asthma, Sir David Jack
1966 - Automated Telling Machine (ATM) and Personal Identification Number (PIN), James Goodfellow
1974 - The Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC), Sir Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett
1978 - In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Professor Sir Robert Edwards
1991 - The world’s first Cervical Cancer Vaccine, Professor Ian Frazer
2013 - The world’s first fully regulated trial of Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke Victims, Professor Keith Muir
We are very proud that this list includes some former Strathclyders. More recently, The University of Strathclyde’s innovations have included: Light Based Communications Technology for 5G communications, photonics, quantum technologies and physics; Blood Salvage Technology to allow blood lost in surgery to be transferred back to the patient; Battlefield Treatment Technique to reduce the need for amputations, and Intelligent Drill and Navigation System for Orthopaedic Surgery to significantly improve implant surgery.
Maybe the next great innovation will be uncovered at R&D Management Conference 2021. You don’t want to miss it - Registration is now open!