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Shortlist unveiled for first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

04 February 2016

A celebration of businesses and academic partnerships took a step closer with the announcement of the shortlist in the inaugural Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

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Thought-provoking conference whets appetite for innovation

28 January 2016

A taste of things to come in the food and drink sector - £50,000 innovation competition launched​

From future farming to tomorrow’s technology, food and drink businesses and academics came together to hear about the latest techniques and processes in the pipeline for the  industry at a conference on innovation today (Thursday, 28 January).

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Finalists revealed in VisitScotland digital competition

25 January 2016

The University of St Andrews, Edinburgh Napier University and The Glasgow School of Art have been named as finalists in a digital competition launched by VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation.

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Innovation is about more than new products

20 January 2016

Is it just me or is innovation one of those words we bandy about without really giving it much thought? 

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Interface fosters tangible results

07 January 2016

Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface Scotland shares her success story on connecting businesses with Universities.

Speaking to more than 80 attendees at the recent RMIT University Business Lecture Series, Jordan shared her journey as a former engineer to starting Interface in 2005 to simplify businesses experience of working with academia.

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Mac powers on after 192 years

25 November 2015

Interface is a proud supporter of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, launched this month by VisitScotland with a celebration of the iconic Mackintosh coat, invented by Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh in 1823. Throughout 2016 we plan to celebrate the impacts that Scottish scientists, such as Macintosh, have had on the world.

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Scottish Innovation Model to Stimulate Australian Economy

18 November 2015

Dr Siobhán Jordan, the Director of Interface Scotland will visit Victoria from 23 – 30 November as the 2015 veski resident, to share how she and her team have connected Scottish universities and research institutions with industry to develop an innovation economy.

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Farmers, Fruit Producers and Confectioners reap the rewards for their innovation projects

09 November 2015

A competition for groups of food and drink companies wanting to tackle some of their business challenges collectively by working with academics from Scottish universities and research institutions has awarded £92,000 in funding, giving the green light to two innovative projects.

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Celebrating Success - can businesses afford not to?

27 October 2015

Earlier this month we launched the first ever Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.  These awards build upon the previous Interface Excellence Awards and ensure that all academic and business collaborations can be recognised, not only those that facilitated by Interface, Interface Food & Drink or Innovation Voucher Funding.

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Launch of the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Launch of the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

08 October 2015

Interface is delighted to launch Scotland’s first awards to celebrate innovation from business and academic partnerships.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 25 February 2016 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations and form a key component of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

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