The Gannochy Trust Innovation Award of the RSE was the highest accolade for individual achievement in innovation in Scotland and carried a prize of £50,000 cash and a specially commissioned gold medal.
Independent research has confirmed that since the award's inception in 2003, the £600,000 provided by the Gannochy Trust to support previous winners created £4m of additional value to the Scottish economy.
2010 Matt McGrath, CEO of Aircraft Medical
2008 Dr Colin Urquhart, Chief Executive Officer of Glasgow-based Dimensional Imaging Ltd
2007 Dr Andrew Mearns Sprag of Aquapharm Biodiscovery Ltd
2006 Dr Marie Claire Parker of XstalBio Ltd
2005 John Harrison of Surfactant Technologies
2004 Dr Ian Underwood FRSE, MicroEmissive Displays, Ltd
2003 Dr Barbara Spruce, University of Dundee