Category Archives: Knowledge Exchange

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

A great idea, a university and a new industry

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By Dr Sophie Mullins, Business Innovation Manager, University of St Andrews

One of the most significant inventions of the early modern period was the printing press and Europe’s scholars were fundamental to the success of the new business of books. The goldsmith and engraver, Johannes Guttenberg invented printing with moveable type in Mainz in the mid-fifteenth century. His first book was printed in 1450. Continue reading

Just like time, innovation does not stand still

 

By Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface

Siobhan JHow time flies in January – we have reached week 3 and the Christmas decorations are safely packed away in boxes in the attic and Happy New Year is no longer my opening greeting.

Just like time, innovation does not stand still.  Indeed – to stand still and not strive to improve products, processes or services is to fall behind. Continue reading

All aboard the Interface sleigh, Santa is on his way!

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By Siobhán Jordan, Director of Interface

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all was quiet, Santa and his elves boarded the Interface sleigh. Piled high with presents to bring good cheer, Christmas comes but once a year! Continue reading

University-business collaboration in Scotland: progress update

puzzle-pixabayinga-sileryte-ncub-tmitchellThe National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK.

Following publication of the 2016 Collaboration Progress Monitor, we invited Inga Sileryte, Research Officer at the NCUB, to look at how Scottish universities are faring with business engagement across the UK. Continue reading

Food Security at Stirling

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rachel-norman-profile-pictureBy Rachel Norman, Chair of Aquatic Food Security, University of Stirling

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