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Learning from the best

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.

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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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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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History in the Making

26 January 2017

Not many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living.

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Finalists announced for the 2017 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

25 January 2017

Fourteen finalists for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 have been announced

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£29 million to build fairer Scotland

16 January 2017

First Minister opens new funding for communities and third sector.

The Growing the Social Economy Programme will enable third sector organisations to try new ideas and approaches by collaborating with research organisations or supporting people to improve their skills.

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A healthy choice

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. 

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Launch of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017

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.

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Pea and ham, from a chicken?

Pea and ham, from a chicken?

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.

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How a student could change your business

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.  

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Funding boost puts sectors centre stage

29 June 2016

Groups of businesses and organisations in the creative, tourism, and food & drink industries  interested in innovating will be offered dedicated support to collaborate with academic expertise, thanks to a £250,000 funding boost.

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