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Innovation keeps bopping along

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Photo of Iain RobertsonBy Iain Robertson, Trainee Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk

Scotland is home to a number of internationally recognised and world-leading colleges and universities, which are home to a wealth of expertise and experience.  Scotland’s higher education institutes are also particularly commercially savvy, spinning-out more companies than any other region in the UK [Spinouts UK]. 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

Colleges Scotland welcomes Innovation Voucher expansion

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Colleges Scotland welcomes the expansion into the college sector of an established funding scheme which helps match entrepreneurial Scottish businesses with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Until now the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Voucher Programme has only been available to create links between small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and Scotland’s HEIs. Continue reading