Distillery on banks of loch

Appetite for innovation

“When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills”so said Chris Moule, Head, of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Robert Gordon University, at a recent Interface business support webinar.

The ancient Chinese proverb perfectly illustrated the theme of our recent webinar, specially tailored to industries hard hit in the last six months by COVID-19; hospitality and tourism, and food and drink.

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Business support website

New Business Support website goes live

22 January 2020

Businesses are being offered a new way to get the right information, advice and support they need to grow and succeed.

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The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2020

Finalists revealed in 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

08 January 2020

This February marks the fifth year of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, which recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through academic and business partnerships, demonstrating how innovative businesses, universities, research institutes and colleges are leading the way towards economic growth, societal improvements and environmental advances.

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Elite Contract Furniture

Elite, unique and making an impact

14 November 2019

Our recently published Annual Review for 2018-19, gives a flavour of the many faces of knowledge exchange, where businesses and academics collaborate for research and development to prove early stage concepts or gain valuable information to deliver a competitive edge.

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Annual Review 2018-2019

28 October 2019

2018-19 was a highly successful year for Interface, inspiring and facilitating a record number of business-academic collaborations and supporting long-term partnerships for economic and societal impacts, transforming lives locally and globally.

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Moira Stalker FDF Scotland and Rachel Mirfattahi, Interface. Photo: FDF Scotland

A healthy appetite for food innovation

09 October 2019

By Rachel Mirfattahi, Sector Engagement Executive – Food & Drink, Interface

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The Ross Fountain courtesy of Ross Development Trust

Making an impact: the 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards launch

02 October 2019

Applications are being sought from all Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges, as well as businesses and organisations, demonstrating research and development and innovation-led partnerships which have had a positive impact on the economy, society or the environment.

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Children Eriskay by Dr Werner Kissling

Historic photographs of bygone era added to museum collection

21 August 2019

A Scottish museum’s internationally significant collection of photographs has been expanded and preserved for future generations, thanks to Interface’s connections.

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Scottish coast

Harnessing the mega trends of tourism

18 July 2019

Whether you are jetting off to sunnier climes on your holiday, or having a well-earned staycation, one thing is for sure: Scotland will continue to welcome thousands of visitors from overseas and domestic markets.

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Mykay Kamara, CEO of Welbot

Over £6m awarded to support business innovation in Scotland

10 July 2019

A funding programme which helps business collaborate with Scotland’s universities and colleges has awarded over £6 million to boost innovation.

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Tea

A problem shared is a problem halved

23 May 2019

A range of collaborative projects involving Interface are bringing about positive results across the food & drink, tourism and creative industries sectors. 

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