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Interface offers academic support

Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been severely disrupted since March 2020.  Many Scottish tourism and hospitality businesses will be battling to survive the long-term impacts of lock down and restricted travel for both the domestic and international markets. 

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Queen Margaret University launches new food innovation and development centre

11 December 2014

A new Scottish centre for food development and innovation has officially opened at Queen Margaret University's Edinburgh campus.

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Harris Tweed

Whisky-scented ‘smart’ tweed launched

03 December 2014

A new scent-infused “smart fabric” has been created that will permanently give off the smell of whisky.  The pioneering cloth, developed by Heriot Watt University's School of Textiles and Design in Edinburgh and Galashiels, will spearhead a new commercial tie-up between Harris Tweed and scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

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Winners Announced at the Interface Excellence Awards 2014

21 November 2014

The winners of the four Interface Excellence Awards for 2014 have been announced by John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, in Edinburgh.

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Links between academia and business need strengthened

18 November 2014

The next generation of Scottish business leaders could be driven by world-class academic expertise, but only if work starts now to bring these two areas together.

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Interface Helps To Safeguard Highlands & Islands Jobs

27 October 2014

Collaborating with Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions has helped to secure more than 60 jobs across the Highlands & Islands over the last three years, and that number is expected to increase to more than 100 by 2017.


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A Big Help for Small Businesses

10 October 2014

You’re probably aware of R&D tax relief, but here’s a very quick recap. Introduced by the UK Government in 2000, the R&D tax relief scheme is designed to encourage innovation and global competitiveness by allowing companies to reclaim money invested in qualifying research and development.

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Interface – getting it right for business

24 September 2014

Our core mantra is “get it right for business” and so we are excited about the new developments that are emerging in Scotland; developments that will improve and simplify the experience of businesses who work with Scotland’s universities to develop and exploit innovative ideas.

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Interface: Seamless integration of business support

24 September 2014

For SMEs, navigating the way around all the organisations and agencies that can offer help and advice – and knowing exactly who does what – can be a somewhat daunting experience. 

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Sansooz Looks to Light Up Fashion - Enterprise North East Trust, August 25th

22 September 2014

To help drive your business forward, Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire works with a number of partner organisations to help businesses reach their full potential for success. One such organisation- Interface, helps to bring businesses together with local academic centers to research a product or service – a service which today’s business spotlight client Sansooz utilised in the development of her business.

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Innovation: a key driver for Scotland, the Land of Food and Drink.

13 August 2014

Innovation is critical to underpin continued success through the growth of individual businesses and the overall industry. Accordingly, the acceleration of market focussed innovation is one of the big six actions within the food and drink industry strategy.  The food and drink industry’s shared ambition is to nurture a culture of innovation which should be inspired by great leadership and proven successes.

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