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Rebuilding a more resilient economy with innovation at its centre

02 June 2020

The challenge of encouraging regional economic growth is likely to be even more important as the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks to rebuild and reimagine the economy.  Two reports from CaSE and NESTA published in the last few weeks focus on 'levelling up' and the R&D investment agenda. 

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Industry 4.0

Universities key to future-proofing industry

14 October 2016

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. 

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Group photo of all the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards winners

Everyone’s a winner!

06 October 2016

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards event on 21st February 2017 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations – from social enterprises to technology led businesses, and from rural enterprises to multi-national companies.

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Rarebird designs

Rarebird takes flight after print collaboration

29 September 2016

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.

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University plus business equals mutual success

22 September 2016

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. 

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The Fishbox team

Wheel of fortune for recycling week

15 September 2016

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.

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Biotech is transforming business

08 September 2016

Looking back to my student days of my undergraduate course in Industrial Biotechnology in Dublin City University, little did I know then that two decades later I would be writing a blog on the subject!

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Pic Alan Richardson Dundee, Food and Drink Scotland

Interface joins in fabulous food fortnight

01 September 2016

This Saturday brings Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.

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The Interface Highlands and Islands team

Rhiannon ’baaaaa’gs the job in Highlands and Islands

25 August 2016

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.

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Collaboration reaches new depths

18 August 2016

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. 

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Heather Alexander and Julia Page

Plaudits for Interface's people power

11 August 2016

As an innovative organisation veski draws on its international networks for knowledge, inspiration and advice. An important part of my role as chief executive officer is visiting our international connections and learning how innovators in other countries operate.

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