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Oil and Gas Innovation Centre will support business and academic partnerships

New Oil and Gas Innovation Centre to transform the way industry and academia work together

27 May 2014

OGIC is a new Oil and Gas Innovation Centre set up to work with SMEs to deliver innovative solutions to the key challenges facing businesses operating in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).   £10.6 million funding was approved by the Scottish Funding Council to create OGIC.

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Research & Development  Drives innovation in the Scottish Renewables Sector

R&D Drives innovation in the Renewables Sector

27 May 2014

Find out how the renewables industry is demonstrating its enormous innovative capabilities to ensure the country reaps the economic and environmental rewards.

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Confidence Builds in Rural Scotland

Confidence Builds in Rural Scotland

30 April 2014

Rural Scotland provides the natural resources required for high-quality food production, tourism, recreation, and renewable energy, and with the push to promote Scotland as the ‘Land of Food & Drink’ rural businesses will be very much in the spotlight over the next year and with the Interface Rural Team firmly established, support is on hand.

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Businesses and support agencies with Mr Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

Rural Scotland Collaborations in the Spotlight

30 April 2014

To celebrate the first year of its dedicated Rural Team, on Wednesday 9th April Interface hosted the first Rural Engagement Roundtable with some of the businesses that had been supported over the past 12 months, as well as Mr Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.

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Research Funding Helps Scottish Vodka Company Give Back to Britain's Heroes

02 April 2014

An Edinburgh entrepreneur has launched a drinks business that pledges a fifth of all profits to Forces and Veterans charities. Military veteran Chris Gillan, has established Heroes Drinks and approached Interface looking for academic expertise to undertaken taste tests and evaluate the product packaging.

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Building partnerships between social enterprise and universities

25 March 2014

by Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer, Social Enterprise Scotland

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Opening opportunities for the Social Enterprise and Third Sectors

Helping to Grow the Third Sector and Social Enterprises

25 March 2014

Exciting opportunities for social enterprises and the third sector to pool resources and collaborate, with the potential to result in new products and services which can positively impact our economy and communities.

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Landmark moment in Social Impact Investing as Osbourne levels the playing field for social enterprises and charities

Landmark moment in Social Impact Investing

25 March 2014

Osbourne’s Budget levels the playing field to make investing in social enterprises (and charities) as attractive as investing in their private counterparts.

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A €70bn funding opportunity for SMEs

Horizon 2020 – a €70bn Funding Opportunity for Scotland's SMEs

26 February 2014

December 2013 marked the introduction of Horizon 2020 funding – the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme to date; and it opens up €70bn of funding to European businesses over the next 7 years.

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Access funding through Interface

Innovation Vouchers provide Scottish SMEs with £3m in funding to stimulate R&D

26 February 2014

Trying to get a product or service to market is difficult enough as it is without taking advantage of any help that’s available.  So when it comes to undertaking research to get your idea to the next stage, why wouldn’t you turn to Scotland’s world leading academics and tap into the expertise that’s on your doorstep?

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