Happy birthday Interface

Celebrating 15 years of matchmaking businesses and universities

Interface is celebrating its 15th anniversary with news of a record number of partnerships and research and development projects.

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View of a loch in Scotland

Adopting a business could boost tourism sector’s recovery

08 July 2020

Interface has joined forces with VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to connect more than 80 tourism businesses to university academics and students for research and development projects which will help boost their economic recovery.

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Highland Colour Coaters Ltd - put innovation at the heart of business

Engines and drivers of innovation

19 June 2020

When I first sat down to write this article, there was no lockdown, COVID-19 was not at pandemic level and the daily business of Interface was continuing as usual. However, a few weeks on, much of what I wrote then is just as relevant now.

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ARMED is helping in care homes during coronavirus outbreak

ARMED in a time of Coronavirus

12 June 2020

The current coronavirus crisis has rapidly changed the way the majority of us live and work, no more so than in the health and social care sector. Shielding and social distancing is throwing up huge challenges in an industry where human interaction is key.

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Scottish beach

Interface offers academic support

26 May 2020

Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been severely disrupted since March 2020.  Many Scottish tourism and hospitality businesses will be battling to survive the long-term impacts of lock down and restricted travel for both the domestic and international markets. 

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Standard Legal templates for easier know-how

14 May 2020

Developing new ideas and bringing them to market can be a complicated business and there is much to consider, especially in the early stages.

How the new product, process or service will be financed, which business model best suits its commercialisation and who to bring on board to accelerate development to market are big questions which businesses must decide on.

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A speedy turnaround for tensARC in the fight against COVID-19

06 May 2020

With a rapid response from both Interface and the Scottish Funding Council, tensARC was able to start collaborating on the development of their face mask with the University of the West of Scotland in just over a week from their initial enquiry.

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SKEA 2020 winners

Winners revealed in 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

27 February 2020

On the 27 February, 2020 over 150 people came together from across Scotland to celebrate the local and global impacts achieved for society and the economy through R&D partnership and knowledge sharing between businesses, colleges, universities and research institutes. 

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ThermaFY and Fife College collaborated

The awards which reward knowledge sharing

26 February 2020

By Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention and that is certainly true of many of the wonderful, innovative ideas which have reached the shortlist of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2020.

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Celestia lands major R&D investment in Scotland

20 February 2020

An international company specialising in the development of advanced antenna systems will land in Scotland following a grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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Business support website

New Business Support website goes live

22 January 2020

Businesses are being offered a new way to get the right information, advice and support they need to grow and succeed.

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