Image showing coins with growing trees from them - a metaphor for product development

Product Development

25 May 2022

In our recent blog we discuss the importance of product development when bringing an innovative idea to market, and how Interface can help your organisation on this journey. 

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Open hand beach

Open innovation: open for business and gaining momentum

16 November 2016

What does ‘open innovation’ mean, exactly?

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Borders Journeys

Ideas and inspiration from business collaborations

09 November 2016

This month’s blog with an academic who has worked in partnership with business is by Dr Claire Seaman, Reader in Enterprise & Family Business at Queen Margaret University. 

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Alarm clock on desk

Timely reminder for #ScotKEAwards

02 November 2016

It has been interesting to watch the evolution of simple format TV programme “Masterchef” into the series of themes in the past few years with the screening of “Celebrity Masterchef” and “Masterchef Professionals”. 

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Solar energy test site

Partnering with academics works

27 October 2016

Solar thermal business Soltropy and Heriot-Watt University won the Sustained Partnership Award at the 2016 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Here, Soltropy founder Stuart Speake describes the journey from little acorns to mighty oaks.

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Fishbox workshop

Food Security at Stirling

20 October 2016

Providing enough safe and nutritious food for a globally expanding population in the light of climate change and limited resources is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed over the next few years. 

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Industry 4.0

Universities key to future-proofing industry

14 October 2016

We are surrounded by debate on Brexit and recognise that this will have an impact on all of our lives.  We are not though, in direct control of this outcome, and it may be some time before we have clarity. 

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Group photo of all the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards winners

Everyone’s a winner!

06 October 2016

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards event on 21st February 2017 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations – from social enterprises to technology led businesses, and from rural enterprises to multi-national companies.

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Rarebird designs

Rarebird takes flight after print collaboration

29 September 2016

This week to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we caught up with Paulette Brough, founder of Stornoway-based Harris Tweed accessory maker Rarebird, to hear more about her collaboration with Glasgow School of Art and the benefits it has brought to her business.

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University plus business equals mutual success

22 September 2016

Dr Natalie Coull is one of a small group of academics at Abertay University which partnered with Droman Crime Solutions and Police Scotland to develop a “serious game” to help police tackle cybercrime. We decided to find out a bit more about Dr Coull, her inspirations and what she sees are the benefits of business-academic partnerships. 

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The Fishbox team

Wheel of fortune for recycling week

15 September 2016

As this is national Recycle Week, we decided to upcycle some of our blogs. Each month we ask a business Interface has connected with academic expertise a few questions about their company and what they achieved from working with academics.

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