Jamie Hepburn meets the Sustainable Thinking Scotland Team

Minister visits innovative companies

Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, visited two companies with sustainability and environmental impact at the heart of what they do. These businesses have been supported by Interface, specialists in knowledge exchange, who connect innovative thinkers to Scottish academics.

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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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Scotland Food and Drink Partnership launches Make Innovation Happen

10 May 2017

Scotland’s food and drink industry has today launched Make Innovation Happen, a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate.

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Minister learns how pupils benefit from business-academic partnership

02 May 2017

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, discovered first-hand how a partnership between a publisher of school study guides and a Scottish university has benefited more than 60,000 students and teachers.

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