Category Archives: Collaboration

Keeping businesses moving with Specialist Facilities

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By Heather Alexander, Marketing Manager, Interface

Time is flying by… it has already been a year since we launched the online Specialist Facilities showcase and video.

Promoting and connecting businesses to these specialist facilities that are housed within universities, research institutes and colleges is fully part of Interface’s matchmaking service and we have seen some great examples of this in use. Continue reading

Interface on the North Coast 500 (NC500)

North Coast 500 Scotland route photo

As part of our “meet the team” series, this week we join Shaie MacDonald on a very special road trip. Shaie is a Business Engagement Executive for Interface in the Highlands and Islands.

Photo of Shaie MacDonald, Interface

I work with organisations to grow their ambitions by facilitating mutually beneficial relationships with academia. I spend my days travelling throughout the Highlands & Islands working with a variety of organisations to identify some of the most diverse and complex industry challenges. Continue reading

55 routes to engage with Strathclyde

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Dr Rachel Clark profile photo  By Dr Rachel Clark, Project Coordinator, Engage with Strathclyde

Whilst the University of Strathclyde is always open for engaging with businesses and organisations, each year in early May we actively invite our current and prospective partners to come in and find out more about how we can work together through a series of specific events. Engage with Strathclyde takes place from 2-5 May, and there will be more than 55 events across the campus. Continue reading

Creating the climate for innovation

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Photo of Professor Sir Pete DownesBy Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee and Chair of Interface Strategic Board.

There was a time when Scotland brimmed with ingenuity. Many of the ideas and inventions that have shaped the modern world can be traced back to the hotbed of genius that was the Scottish Enlightenment.  Continue reading

Eight days a week at #STW2017

By Dr Fiona Hutchison, Senior Engagement Executive for Tourism, Interface

Interface were very proud to be active participants in Scottish Tourism Week 2017. Designed for this crucial Scottish industry, a series of events took place across not seven, but eight days. My colleagues and I attended, exhibited and presented at a significant number of events across the country. You could find us in Argyll and the Isles, Dundee and Angus, Perthshire, the Borders, Fife, Glasgow, West Lothian and Edinburgh. Continue reading

Boost to Scottish small business growth

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By Gavin Wilson, Head of Business Development, Royal Bank of Scotland

I was delighted to host the second Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at Gogarburn on the 21st February 2017.

Interface are a natural partner for the bank and form part of the bank’s free Boost programme aimed at driving small business growth by helping organisations make the right connections. Continue reading

#BeBoldForChange – I’m celebrating International Women’s Day!

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Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”

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By Heather Alexander, Marketing Manager, Interface

At Interface we are conscious and proactive in the work we do both externally in supporting women led organisations, and internally with supporting staff development. Continue reading