Providing enough safe and nutritious food for a globally expanding population in the light of climate change and limited resources is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed over the next few years. Continue reading
By Scott Sinclair, Managing Director, CeeD
We are surrounded by debate on Brexit and recognise that this will have an impact on all of our lives. We are not though, in direct control of this outcome, and it may be some time before we have clarity. We are however in control of the strategic planning process within our own businesses, and in this respect we need to continue to act and develop our plans, including tapping into our universities more often. Continue reading
This week we have launched the call for applications to the Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards to celebrate innovation from business and academic teams working together. Continue reading
By Paulette Brough, Founder, Rarebird
This week to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we caught up with Paulette Brough, founder of Stornoway-based Harris Tweed accessory maker Rarebird, to hear more about her collaboration with Glasgow School of Art and the benefits it has brought to her business.
Interface helps connect businesses to academic expertise to develop products, services and improve processes. In our regular blog we feature both businesses and academics who have collaborated on a variety of projects.
Dr Natalie Coull is one of a small group of academics at Abertay University which partnered with Droman Crime Solutions and Police Scotland to develop a “serious game” to help police tackle cybercrime.
We decided to find out a bit more about Dr Coull, her inspirations and what she sees are the benefits of business-academic partnerships. Continue reading
As this is national Recycle Week, we decided to upcycle some of our blogs. Each month we ask a business Interface has connected with academic expertise a few questions about their company and what they achieved from working with academics. Here we have picked out a few answers which give a valuable insight into the world of business-academic collaborations… Continue reading
When did you start at Interface and where did you work before?
I joined the Interface team in April from VisitScotland, as one of their Industry Relationship Managers where I was supporting businesses within the tourism industry. Continue reading
By Dr Katherine Simpson, ATLAS Project Manager, Heriot-Watt University
British scientists and their industry partners are leading a mission to reveal the secrets of the deep Atlantic Ocean.
The ATLAS project – involving 24 research institutions around Europe and North America – will spend four years studying the deep sea, exploring unknown ecosystems and measuring the changing ocean currents that affect our climate. The project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will explore some of the remarkably diverse ecosystems – gathering samples and filming creatures at ocean depths of many kilometres. Continue reading