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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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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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Students photo courtesy of Alexander Sperl (

Employment Rises, But Calls Made For Greater Collaboration Between Education & Business

19 February 2014

With unemployment north of the border continuing to fall, Scotland’s universities, students and business leaders are being called upon to guarantee employability is top of the agenda and to ensure graduate employment continues to drive the economy and create new jobs.

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Digital Health Institute calls for innovative ideas and solutions

Digital Health Institute Hosts an “Open Call for Innovation”

06 February 2014

Digital Health Institute hosts an Open Call for Innovation - an opportunity for business to submit a proposal that presents an idea, challenge, solution or opportunity.

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Interface Digital Tourist event, Leven, 25th March

Technology Trends Will Help Fife Businesses Realise Profits

05 February 2014

With reports that Scottish tourism is booming and new technology heralding the way forward for business growth, Interface is holding a free event for all businesses involved in tourism.

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Mara Seaweed won £25k in the 2013 Competition

Food & Drink organisations urged to innovate to be in a chance of winning grant funding

30 January 2014

Food and Drink organisations across Scotland are being asked to showcase their ideas and innovations, to be in with a chance of winning a five-figure grant.

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Homecoming Scotland

On the right track for 2014

20 January 2014

Scotland is taking centre-stage with a programme of global events that represent an unprecedented opportunity for Scottish tourism. Is your business ready to answer the call in 2014?

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