A visionary tourism champion who has spearheaded innovation of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been unveiled as the keynote speaker at The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017.
Brigadier David Allfrey MBE will give delegates a flavour of the exciting developments and innovations the globally renowned military spectacular has adopted – including technology, design, taking the event overseas for the third time in its 66 year history, and growing its international event business.Read More
07 December 2016
By Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface
Rarely a day goes by without an announcement about a ground-breaking development to improve our population’s health: life-enhancing medicines, technology or treatments to tackle 21st Century health issues, such as dementia, obesity, diabetes and cancer.Read More
06 October 2016
We have launched the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 which recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.Read More
28 September 2016
Pea and ham, from a chicken? Now that’s clever. For those old enough to remember, these were the words uttered in the classic advert from the 1980s for Knorr Stock Cubes.
It reminds me of the unusual solutions which can arise out of business-academic collaborations matched by Interface - almost three-quarters of businesses we work with are partnered with university disciplines outwith their own industry sector.Read More
30 June 2016
So often lack of resources within businesses means that an idea stays on the drawing board, even if it hinders business growth, but thanks to a number of initiatives linking businesses with universities, the option to work with Scotland’s top-class students from a diverse range of disciplines is more accessible than ever.Read More
15 June 2016
Interface has emerged over the last decade as a successful broker in matching the skills and expertise of Scottish higher education with innovative businesses needing specific help to grow. Here, its director Siobhán Jordan reflects on how Interface’s own development has been mirrored by the growth of Scotmas, in discussion with its managing director Alistair Cameron.Read More
25 May 2016
Two highly innovative collaborations have won Interface Food & Drink’s legacy competition providing funding of £88,000 towards industry–academic projects.
One project will test the innovative application of pyrolysis in converting waste plastic in the farming industry while the other will test the viability of using commercially produced seaweed in animal feeds.Read More
11 May 2016
A new online platform showcasing the breadth of Specialist Facilities available throughout Scotland’s universities and research institutions has been launched to make the search for facilities for hire easier for entrepreneurs.Read More
28 April 2016
Many people’s idea of engaging with universities and research institutions is to undertake research and development, however this is just one of the ways in which entrepreneurs can tap into the world-class expertise available to them in Scotland.Read More
31 March 2016
Not being visible at night is one of the main contributing factors that results in a pedestrian or cyclist being killed or injured every hour in the UK. With this knowledge in mind, Aberdeen entrepreneur Sooz Chirino of SanSooz has created a fashionable solution aimed to help prevent these terrible road incidents from happening.Read More