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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Get set, go-innovate – protecting sporting ambition

24 April 2019

From sporting icons protecting their brands to companies forging ahead with new technologies, materials and training equipment to deliver a more competitive edge, the world of sport is big business.

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Financial incentives to create powerful partnerships

27 March 2019

Facilitating partnerships between academics and businesses is the core mission of the Interface team.

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Interface welcomes International delegations

Interface welcomes International delegations

20 March 2019

Interface was invited by Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to meet with the international delegations to share our unique expertise and experience of how Scotland’s world-leading academic community is supporting business growth, innovation and technology.  

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Winners of 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 February 2019

The people and partnerships at the heart of the most ground-breaking, potentially life-changing innovations developed by businesses and academics have been unveiled at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019.

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Supporting pioneering Scottish companies

19 February 2019

Fifteen years ago, the disconnect between small businesses and universities collaborating for R&D was obvious, however the solution on how to solve it was not.

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The stars and champions of knowledge exchange

15 February 2019

From a potentially life-changing smart irrigation system designed for farmers in developing countries to a unique collaboration which offers legal help to hundreds of women affected by violence and abuse, innovation comes in many forms.

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£30,000 awarded to business-academic projects

23 January 2019

Three projects have been awarded just under £30,000 from Interface through a funding call to boost innovation among groups of business and academics. 

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Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

16 January 2019

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply.

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Shortlist for 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards revealed

10 January 2019

The cream of collaborations between academia and businesses have been shortlisted by a team of independent judges for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019. 

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Minister discovers wellness company's collaborative journey

18 December 2018

Ivan McKee, MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, visited Interface’s Edinburgh office today (Tuesday, 18 December). He met Interface Director Dr Siobhán Jordan; Louise Arnold, Business Engagement Executive, (Interface); Mykay Kamara, Founder and CEO of Welbot, a company supported by Interface; along with Sam Deere, Chief Technical Officer (Welbot).

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