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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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The Innovation Academy

The Innovation academy launched in Glasgow

05 August 2016

The word innovation is now a standard phrase in our day to day vocabulary. From mainstream TV to shopping centres all organisations are keen to show that doing things differently is no longer the preserve of large technology companies. But in the drive to innovate there may be a view that all the ideas have to come from within.

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Meet the shining star who leads innovation through collaboration

28 July 2016

Professor Bill Buchanan and Lynn Crawford from The Cyber Academy were delighted to provide hospitality to Interface for the business-academic round table during a recent visit by Julia Page, Chief Executive Officer of veski [Australia] to Edinburgh Napier University. Here Lynn, the Academy's Project Manager, gives her perspective on her colleague Bill, who is a leading light in business-academic collaborations.

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Laura Kreiling and Margarer Burgess MSP

A novel forecasting tool for Engineering resource planning

21 July 2016

In my Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, cutting-edge engineering management research from Strathclyde University was transferred to Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), the UK’s biggest bus manufacturer. The project deliverable was a forecasting tool for ADL based on a novel predictive modelling method

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Her Majesty at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

14 July 2016

Forensic science is an important and valued pillar of the criminal justice system, however it is at a crossroads in its history and development. 

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People talking

It's good to talk

07 July 2016

Remember the classic advert with the late Bob Hoskins for phone giant B.T., which ended with the mantra: It's good to talk?

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Beer and wedges

The Real Food Doctors

30 June 2016

If you are expecting a Gillian McKeith-esque article informing you of the fact that ‘you are what you eat’, you probably want to put your iPad down and get back to your orange zest and pomegranate quinoa. 

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Getting Company Connecting off the ground with Interface

23 June 2016

Interface client Janice Grant Shaw of Company Connecting, writes a regular blog about getting her business off the ground. Here she highlights how Interface helped in the journey by connecting her to the academic expertise she needed through research. 

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The Bright Red Publishing team

Bright future for publisher after university tie-up

16 June 2016

Bright Red Publishing is a multi-award winning independent publishing company which develops and produces high quality Study Guides. They collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University to create a unique on-line Digital Zone to further support students and teachers during a time of immense educational change in Scotland.

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Post it notes

Decluttering for a clearer picture

08 June 2016

Over the last few months, I embarked on a major decluttering of my home. What started as a simple “I need to paint the dining room” has in four months escalated to a complete makeover for each room with new paint on every wall and a decluttering of “stuff” that had lain dormant for many years. 

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Mountain biking

How to build a tourist destination – Innovate!

02 June 2016

What has innovation got to do with tourism? Innovation is absolutely right for tourism businesses.  In fact I would argue it is essential for the sector right now.  Tourism businesses can’t afford to stand still. 

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