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University helps develop new drink

14 November 2013

Academics from a Scottish university have used the berries from Sea Buckthorn, a bush which is often regarded as a weed to create a new Scottish fruit drink.

Scientists from Queen Margaret University have worked with Borders-based apple juice producer Cuddybridge,to develop a unique seasonal drink using the berries .

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Dr Sue Gordon

Scottish Technology Company Reaps Benefits of Academic Partnership

14 November 2013

Businesses and Academia seek recognition through Interface Excellence Awards

Midlothian-based Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT) Ltd, the winner of two categories at last year’s inaugural Interface Excellence Awards, has seen business boom in the 10 months since its success at the Awards.

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Food Innovation at Abertay

Interface Food & Drink help to design new course to fill critical skills shortage in food + drink sector

14 November 2013

A new course is to be launched at Abertay University, in direct response to the critical skills shortage currently faced by the food and drink industry.

Food and drink is Scotland’s largest manufacturing sector, worth £9.5 billion per year to the Scottish economy. New figures show that food and drink exports were up 3.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013.

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£80m from academic partnerships

Academic Partnerships Will Deliver £80million Boost to Scottish Economy

14 November 2013

A new report compiled by Interface – The knowledge connection for business, has found that collaboration between businesses and academia will be worth £79.9 million annually to the Scottish economy within the next 3-5 years.

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Interface client Plenta Foods wins two awards at Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2013

14 November 2013

Pulsetta won the Interface Food & Drink sponsored Profiting Through Research award at last night's Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2013 as well as picking up an award for Healthy Eating.

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Scotland Food and Drink Awards - Hardeep Singh Kohli

A Nail-Biting Time for Scotland’s Shortlisted Food & Drink Businesses

14 November 2013

39 Scottish food and drink businesses are playing a waiting game to see if they have won the award at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, for which they have been shortlisted.

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Scottish Businesses Receive £75,000 Funding from Interface Food & Drink

14 November 2013

Companies partner with Scottish academics to boost growth

To drive research and innovation in Scotland’s food and drink sector, Interface Food & Drink has awarded a total of £75,000 to fund three collaborative projects between Scottish food and drink companies and Scottish universities.

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Tuna & Honey Dog biscuits by PAWSitively Natural

Interface project tasks GCU food experts with nutritional analysis

08 November 2013

Through an Interface facilitated project Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is working with PAWSitively Natural to help bring its range of natural dog treats to market.  The project was awarded a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Edinburgh Businesses Shortlisted for Excellence Awards

04 November 2013

Two Edinburgh businesses – Bright Red Publishing and Roslin Cellab Ltd – have been shortlisted for the Innovation of the Year Award in the Interface Excellence awards, which recognise the success and achievement resulting from collaborative partnerships between business and academia.

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