Interface is a proud supporter of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, launched this month by VisitScotland with a celebration of the iconic Mackintosh coat, invented by Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh in 1823. Throughout 2016 we plan to celebrate the impacts that Scottish scientists, such as Macintosh, have had on the world.
From the well-known inventors and innovators of Scotland’s past; Alexander Graham Bell, James Watt, Alexander Fleming; to those lesser known greats that are currently working with academia to build on their achievements; Interface will be highlighting the huge opportunities that are available through Scotland’s world class universities and research institutions.
Added to this, and to complement VisitScotland’s existing programme of events, Interface is planning a series of regional events to ensure that organisations across Scotland can capitalise on the expertise, technologies and facilities that are available when working alongside Scotland’s diverse research base.
Central to these are the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, Scotland’s first award event that will showcase the opportunities and celebrate the outcomes of working with academia.
To ensure that innovation is at the core of all activity throughout the year, Interface is working with VisitScotland encouraging academic teams from Higher and Further Education to create an innovative digital resource that will be at the heart of Scotland’s marketing during 2016.