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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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards campus photo

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 launched

05 October 2017

The third Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards run by Interface recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships with Scotland’s colleges invited to enter for the first time.    

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Ministers briefing meeting

Economic impact of Interface-supported collaborations reaches £64.2m

25 September 2017

Business-academic projects supported by Interface have enabled Scottish companies to generate £64.2 million gross value added (GVA) a year for the Scottish economy, supporting around 1,060 Scottish jobs, a new report has revealed.

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Dr Siobhan Jordan shortlisted for Business Woman of the Year

21 September 2017

Dr Siobhán Jordan has been shortlisted for Business Woman of the Year at the Business Women in Scotland Awards 2017.

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Interface multiparty competition

Interface Multiparty Competition - collaborate to innovate

12 September 2017

- Up to £30,000 for creative industries, food & drink and tourism projects -  

Groups of businesses in three industry sectors are being invited to team up with academic experts for research and development projects which have the potential to transform their industries.

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£25,000 for four innovative food & drink and tourism projects

30 August 2017

Four collaborative projects have been successful with their entries in Interface’s multiparty competition this summer.

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Angela Cox, Principal, Borders College

Internationalisation and the role of further education in business

28 August 2017

The invaluable role that Further Education Colleges play in contributing to innovation, internationalisation and skills within Scotland was the theme in a presentation made by Borders College Principal Angela Cox last week.

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Get smart: how to grow your business

02 August 2017

Borders businesses are thinking out of the box when it comes to innovation and making use of Scotland’s academic talent.

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Photo by Artem Verbo

Green business makes good business sense

23 June 2017

Dame Ellen MacArthur, famed for her incredible sailing achievements, is now spearheading an inspiring vision for an economy that works - one that benefits business, society and the environment.

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MIH Launch Group Photo James Withers, Fergus Ewing, Caroline McLellan, Prof Peter Morgan

Growing our appetite for food and drink innovation

23 June 2017

Scotland’s Food & Drink Partnership* recently launched Make Innovation Happen, a single gateway service to support businesses to innovate. 

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Carol Sinclair and Lorna Fraser of the Smart Plastics Group

The Art of the Possible – Creative Industries and Science

19 May 2017

Craft makers in Edinburgh working with ceramic and natural fibre have formed a group to develop new products from biodegradable and recyclable plastics through an academic collaboration with the Green Materials Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh.

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