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Carol Sinclair and Lorna Fraser of the Smart Plastics Group

The Art of the Possible – Creative Industries and Science

Craft makers in Edinburgh working with ceramic and natural fibre have formed a group to develop new products from biodegradable and recyclable plastics through an academic collaboration with the Green Materials Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. Motivated to minimise their carbon footprint,  reduce the energy used in the ceramic making process, and to use recyclable or biodegradable materials, these artists are breaking new ground in developing the use of polymers, plastics and new materials in their practice.

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Scotland Food and Drink Partnership launches Make Innovation Happen

10 May 2017

Scotland’s food and drink industry has today launched Make Innovation Happen, a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate.

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Minister learns how pupils benefit from business-academic partnership

02 May 2017

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, discovered first-hand how a partnership between a publisher of school study guides and a Scottish university has benefited more than 60,000 students and teachers.

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Interface Multiparty Competition - collaborative partners wanted

21 April 2017

The Interface Multiparty Competition is aimed at multiparty groups of businesses, within creative industries, food & drink and tourism sectors, working in collaboration with an academic partner from a Scottish university, college or research institution.

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Golden opportunity for tourist trade

28 March 2017

An ageing population at home and overseas presents a golden opportunity for Scotland’s tourism businesses.

With higher levels of average spend, a tendency for repeat visits and loyalty to a country, destination or business, older visitors from the UK and the rest of Europe are a growing market.

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Scottish Food & Drink Industry unveils new vision to double size of industry to £30 billion by 2030

23 March 2017

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled today by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. 

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The success of the Interface model spreads to Denmark

13 March 2017

Interface has been selected by a Danish economic development organisation to feature as a case study in a report on international best practice in knowledge exchange. 

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Celebrating International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange

08 March 2017

International Women's Day has laudable aims – a better working world and a more gender inclusive world.

The Interface team celebrated March 8 by holding inspirational signs pledging their support for women under this year's theme - #BeBoldForChange - and posting them on our social networks to spread the message. Simple, but effective.

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VisitScotland launches Scotland virtual reality experience

28 February 2017

A competition by Scotland’s national tourism organisation VisitScotland celebrating the expertise, skills and knowledge of Scotland’s academic institutions, and developed in collaboration with Interface, has produced a groundbreaking virtual reality app launched today.

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Winners of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

20 February 2017

A Fife fruit and vegetable wholesaler who had a “eureka moment” in the middle of the night has picked up the coveted Innovation of the Year award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017.

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Professor David Hughes

What’s Dinner?

13 February 2017

Family dinners sitting round the dining room table may be a thing of the past, while younger consumers have switched to eating “mini meals”, according to an international speaker on global food and drink industry issues. 

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