Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface

‘Twas the night before Christmas

17 December 2019

Santa and his merry elves were busy preparing their sleigh, getting ready to drop off many gifts across the country. Now Santa knew they had many places to visit, bearing gifts to the #MatchedByInterface company-academic partnerships.

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Innovation nailed by Highland business

10 January 2020

Kirker Europe Ltd, maker of premium nail polish, were matched by Interface's Carol-Ann Adams to James Hutton Institute for a research project which is helping them remain competitive in Europe.

We asked Technical Manager Graham McGregor a few questions about the collaboration.

Describe your business/organisation in under 10 words.

Premium nail polish manufacturer for European and global brands.

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Business boost buoys Santa's success

22 November 2019

Interface’s Lorna Watson has been supporting self-published author and innovator Alexander McCabe in the development of his book The Christmas Present. We asked him a few questions about the impact academic input had had on his successful literary endeavours and why calling Interface could lead to exciting places for any business.

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Don't miss the CAN DO Innovation Summit

06 November 2019

Dr Susie Mitchell’s team at Glasgow City of Science and Innovation are the custodians of VentureFest – a festival of discovery and innovation which culminates in the inaugural CAN DO Innovation Summit this month. Here she explains why the event is a must for any Scottish SME.

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AR and VR - an attractive proposition

11 October 2019

Interface and The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) teamed up for their second collaborative event for the tourism sector at Glasgow’s St. Mungo Museum on Tuesday 1 October 2019, attended by over 60 delegates.

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Immersive Experiences and VR/XR technology: the next steps

25 September 2019

In a world of rapidly changing technology and evolving visitors, how can visitor attractions and tourism businesses continue to successfully engage visitors and exceed their expectations?

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How working with academic expertise has helped marginalised young people

03 September 2019

A joint research project with Abertay University explored the challenges and barriers to help young people access support for life and work through access to the arts.

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Material gains from university partnerships

09 August 2019

As our environmental awareness grows so does our curiosity about the sustainability of our practices. Understanding the story behind products can help us value the precious commodities they are made from and change our practices to reduce waste and damage. 

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Three ways researchers can reach audiences (without the media)

17 July 2019

The growing expectation for universities to communicate their impact on society makes sense. However, too often, the need is felt like an additional burden on already stretched researchers.

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Quick guide to tax relief on research and development

12 July 2019

Tax relief for businesses doing research and development needn't be a headache, as Karen McFadden of Catax explains.

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Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface

The real role models inspiring future generations

25 June 2019

As a female who has worked in the worlds of industry and academia there is much to be celebrated, alongside much to ponder when I consider the world of work today.  My passion is that education, skills development and career paths are open and accessible to all.

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