Man in costume at Whithorn Trust, Dumfriesshire

Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway given digital know-how

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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£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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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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Interface Multiparty Competition - collaborative partners wanted

21 April 2017

The Interface Multiparty Competition is aimed at multiparty groups of businesses, within creative industries, food & drink and tourism sectors, working in collaboration with an academic partner from a Scottish university, college or research institution.

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Golden opportunity for tourist trade

28 March 2017

An ageing population at home and overseas presents a golden opportunity for Scotland’s tourism businesses.

With higher levels of average spend, a tendency for repeat visits and loyalty to a country, destination or business, older visitors from the UK and the rest of Europe are a growing market.

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