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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Brewing collaboration hopes to sail to success

10 June 2015

The Lerwick Brewery has teamed up with the University of the Highlands and Islands to develop a new beer. Kjøl, pronounced ‘chill’, has been created to celebrate the annual Bergen to Shetland yacht race which takes place from 24 to 29 June. The event, now in its 29th year, sees around 200 competitors sail from the Norwegian city to Lerwick in up to 40 vessels. 
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United food producers reap rewards

10 June 2015

Scotland is renowned for its rich and diverse larder – and 2015 is shining a spotlight on the industry with the Year of Food and Drink. Innovation is crucial to the future success of the food and drink industry, not only to improve all aspects of the supply chain, but also to remain as competitive as possible on a global level. 

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Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) Call for Innovation – Outpatients Redesign

08 June 2015

The DHI is pleased to launch the fifth ‘Call for Innovation Proposals’.

This call seeks innovative projects and technologies to support the redesign of Outpatient Services, focusing on improving the patient experience through enhanced logistics, communication and joint care planning.

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Legal ease for businesses

28 May 2015

New legal templates to streamline the process of businesses working with universities are to be rolled out across Scotland.

Scotland’s 19 universities have agreed to use the new legal documents, which have been developed by Universities Scotland and Interface, for projects funded through the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Vouchers Scheme.

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Interface congratulates Food & Drink winners

28 May 2015

Interface Director, Siobhán Jordan, said: “We are delighted that several companies we have supported over the years have won accolades in last night’s Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

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Intellectual Property - it just got a whole lot easier!

26 May 2015

Interface reveal new legal templates to streamline the process of businesses working with universities.

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Innovation to boost future economic activity

21 May 2015

A shared vision on innovation will help Scotland become be a world-leading entrepreneurial nation, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said today (Wednesday 20th May).

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University Assets - There for the taking!

17 April 2015

Scotland’s universities have a wealth of expertise that can help companies with new product processes and development. However, it is not just expertise and know-how services that companies can engage with and access, there is also a vast range of equipment and technologies which can support industry.

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Working With Academia Is Key For Business Success

16 April 2015

Proof that business/university collaborations are productive has been shown by the fact that in the four regions of Scotland - Perthshire, Tayside, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway - covered by two Interface Business Engagement executives, funded by Scottish Enterprise, who work with companies to enable access to university resources, 62 collaborative projects have been established in the p

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Future support for Scottish venison could help address UK market shortfall

15 April 2015

Venison has grown significantly in popularity as a meat product in the last five years. Yet, many British supermarkets are stocked with imported rather than local, UK produced venison.

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