Man holding building bricks, indicating importance of health

Health Technology and Digital Health - What does it mean in reality?

In our recent News piece we discuss the Health Technology and Digital Health sectors. We focus on the the innovative work taking place, and what it means in practical terms. 

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Blockpass Lab

Blockchain can give us faith in our food

09 October 2018

Edinburgh Napier has joined forces with Eyecademy to use blockchain technology to develop verifiable records for the supply journey of ethically-sourced food.

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Three-way collaborations afford big impacts

17 August 2018

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships have been helping UK businesses innovate for over 40 years and are one of a range of initiatives which support knowledge sharing between universities and industry.

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Prof Bill Buchanan

Taking construction into the digital age

08 August 2018

A new collaboration aims to develop blockchain solutions to the data recording problems which can jeopardise complex construction projects. Edinburgh Napier University is teaming up with newly-formed Hypervine Ltd following a series of industry scandals which have highlighted the need for strong audit trails for undertaken work.

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The First Minister discovers digital heritage project

06 August 2018

The First Minister was visiting the recently opened Tomintoul and Glenlivet Discovery Centre, which received funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop a fully immersive visual experience focusing on the past local illicit whisky industry.

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Christopher McCann, snap40

Innovate or stagnate

05 July 2018

Innovate or stagnate: it’s a blunt message, however one that Scotland’s business community shouldn’t need to hear quite as often as it did 13 years ago.

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Siobhan Jordan

How to collaborate with academics?

30 May 2018

Research and development is sometimes thought of as the territory of large, multi-national corporations, however one organisation is helping thousands of Scottish small and medium sized businesses access world-leading academic expertise. Interface was established in 2005 to bridge the gap between the worlds of business and academia.

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Alison Grieve

Intellectual Property: powering change for good

25 April 2018

It’s World Intellectual Property (IP) Day – a good reason to celebrate Scotland’s amazing history of invention, innovation and long-standing track record of coming up with fresh ways to improve everyday processes.

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Photographer shooting landscape photo of the Forth Bridge

Together for Tourism

27 March 2018

One dreich day years ago I was confronted by Duane Hanson’s Tourism sculpture in Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art. Hanson was interested in the banality of consumer society. He cast models of figures in ordinary mundane situations, in this case a couple with sunglasses and cameras gazing upwards at some unidentified spectacle with glaikit expressions.

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Interface announces new Chair of Strategic Board

09 March 2018

Professor Andrea Nolan has been appointed Chair of Interface Strategic Board, taking over from Professor Sir Pete Downes. University Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University and Convener of Universities Scotland, Professor Nolan is a strong champion of business-academic collaborations.

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What a good idea – sharing knowledge can break down the challenges facing us all

11 January 2018

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up” – so said the US writer, Oliver Wendell Holmes. This is very true of the environment in which Interface operates, matching business to universities, research institutes and colleges to create innovative products, services and processes.

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