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Good partners for inclusive innovation

What do community enterprises, social enterprises and third sector organisations have in common?

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#MatchedByInterface companies in the news

23 August 2021

Here are some companies that we have proudly supported: 

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Supporting positive societal and environmental change

28 July 2021

As Scotland looks to recover from the pandemic, the country’s third sector will be central to its renewal – whilst ensuring that it is rooted in a fair and inclusive society. 

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Tales of the unexpected

20 July 2021

Over the last few months, we have all learnt to expect the unexpected. Whilst planning is possible, the ability to flex and adapt is critical.  In the opening remarks to the recently published review of Tertiary Education and Research by Scottish Funding Council, who invest public money to enable Scotland’s colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people, its Chair Dr. Mike Cantlay notes:

We are all operating within a context of unparalleled uncertainty”. 

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Focussed support for the South of Scotland

07 July 2021

South of Scotland Enterprise and Interface have agreed to work together to help deliver collaborations between Scotland’s academic institutions, SME’s and community organisations in the South of Scotland.

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Designing a smart environment for tertiary education in Scotland.

29 June 2021

The Scottish Funding Council has today published their final report of their review of how best they can fulfil their mission of securing coherent tertiary education skills provision and excellence in research and knowledge exchange in these changing times Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability - phase 3 (sfc.ac.u

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Better public services through innovation

23 June 2021

A partnership to boost public service innovation has been announced today (23, June).

Interface, which matches organisations to universities and colleges for innovative research and development, and CivTech, the Scottish Government’s public services innovation accelerator, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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Matchmaking businesses and academia – Interface inspires

17 May 2021

Interface is a free and impartial service which aims to stimulate demand for knowledge exchange and innovation helping companies to collaborate with academics to solve business challenges.

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Creativity and innovation shine as winners of 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 April 2021

The major COVID-19 testing facility and a camera in a pill for early diagnosis of bowel cancer symptoms, are just two of the winners in Scotland’s premier awards celebrating business-academic knowledge exchange.

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Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway given digital know-how

09 April 2021

Tourism attractions in Dumfries and Galloway have been finding new ways to share their experiences during lockdown with the help of insights from Scottish universities, to increase their visitor numbers despite being closed.

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Finalists revealed in 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

11 March 2021

Interface, the business-academic matching service, is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

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