Distillery on banks of loch

Appetite for innovation

“When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills”so said Chris Moule, Head, of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Robert Gordon University, at a recent Interface business support webinar.

The ancient Chinese proverb perfectly illustrated the theme of our recent webinar, specially tailored to industries hard hit in the last six months by COVID-19; hospitality and tourism, and food and drink.

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Plastic and seaweed projects triumph

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.

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Launch of Specialist Facilities heralds easy-access business partnerships

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.

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Tapping into world-class expertise

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.

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Sansooz looks to stand out in the crowd

Sansooz looks to stand out in the crowd

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. 

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Invent, invest, innovate: Scotland’s global impact

24 March 2016

This year has been designated the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design (#IAD2016), with a special  focus on Scotland’s innovative past, present and future. 

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Multiparty Collaboration Award

Double win for Strathclyde in business partnership awards

11 March 2016

The University of Strathclyde has secured a double win in Scotland-wide awards recognising success in partnerships between academia and business.

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Scotland Can Do Scale

Scotland launches world class entrepreneurship programme

10 March 2016

A first of its kind programme is being launched today to help Scottish entrepreneurs with potential to scale-up to grow their businesses with world class training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School.  

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The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards winners

Winners of Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

22 February 2016

A Scottish cybersecurity start-up which partnered with university academics to create a world-first in online security has won the Innovation of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards today (Thursday, 25 February).

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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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