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International flavour for craft distillers

24 March 2015

When the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) launched last summer, its Chairman, Tony Reeman-Clark, remarked that the whole world was now open to the 30 Scottish members. 

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Evolving tech start-up reaps benefits of academic partnership

09 March 2015

Local Tech Company Cobra simulation benefits from business students’ expertise thanks to Interface and the University Of Edinburgh Business School.

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£4.6m helps business to innovate

26 February 2015

Lack of finance is often cited by businesses as one of the main reasons new ideas do not progress beyond the boardroom.

However, more funding options for business-academic partnerships are available than ever before, opening the door to different ways of working with academia.

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Being innovative with innovation

25 February 2015

The Scottish Funding Council has expanded the Innovation Voucher Scheme to include student placements, colleges and research institutes creating even more opportunities for businesses to work with academia.

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GCU researchers innovate to prevent diabetic blindness

20 February 2015

Thanks to Innovation Voucher funding Joe Lights have been able to work with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop and test a retinal sleep lamp that will reduce the need for laser treatment or surgery for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

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Scotland's innovation body a model for Australia?

18 February 2015

A unique Scottish organisation which helps businesses and academics work together on research and development projects could be replicated in Australia.

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Capacity industry audience to attend first OGIC event in Aberdeen

05 February 2015

More than 40 oil and gas businesses have signed up to attend the first event to be staged by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Interface, the knowledge connection for business, in Aberdeen.

The wide range of government funding and tax relief potential available to support technology innovation in the oil and gas sector will be the focus for the fully-subscribed OGIC seminar in Aberdeen in late February.

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Academic Know-How Boosts Business Turnover

29 January 2015

A growing number of businesses are benefiting from collaborating with Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), figures released have shown.

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New microscopic imaging centre at Dundee University

28 January 2015

A new £8m microscopic imaging unit has opened at Dundee University.  The "cutting-edge" centre will help drive research in physical, medical and life sciences.

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Businesses up their investment in UK university research projects

28 January 2015

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) urges universities and companies to look at new models for partnerships, pointing to increased business interest in research collaborations.

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