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How working with academic expertise has helped marginalised young people

03 September 2019

A joint research project with Abertay University explored the challenges and barriers to help young people access support for life and work through access to the arts.

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Sandra Wilson necklace

Material gains from university partnerships

09 August 2019

As our environmental awareness grows so does our curiosity about the sustainability of our practices. Understanding the story behind products can help us value the precious commodities they are made from and change our practices to reduce waste and damage. 

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Three ways researchers can reach audiences (without the media)

17 July 2019

The growing expectation for universities to communicate their impact on society makes sense. However, too often, the need is felt like an additional burden on already stretched researchers.

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Quick guide to tax relief on research and development

12 July 2019

Tax relief for businesses doing research and development needn't be a headache, as Karen McFadden of Catax explains.

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Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface

The real role models inspiring future generations

25 June 2019

As a female who has worked in the worlds of industry and academia there is much to be celebrated, alongside much to ponder when I consider the world of work today.  My passion is that education, skills development and career paths are open and accessible to all.

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The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards exhibition

Supporting Scottish innovations to thrive

13 June 2019

Scottish innovations have changed and continue to change the way we live and work.

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Robin Goldberg

The Future of Work & Skills

31 May 2019

The business world as we know it is changing, and changing fast. People talk about the future of work being “industry 4.0”, but the reality is it’s no longer the future; it’s here, right now. Technology is already transforming the workplace (for good and bad) beyond recognition, and that in turn has a huge impact on the skills we need to manage that disruption going forward.

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The National Wallace Monument

Sparking growth through innovation

09 May 2019

Lynn Dickson is Interface’s Business Engagement Executive for Forth Valley and North Clyde. Here she explains how business-academic partnerships are a win-win situation and how supporting collaborations can help move projects forward.

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Food Tourism workshop

Working up an Appetite for Food Tourism Collaborations

25 April 2019

Interface was delighted to partner with Scotland Food and Drink, Connect Local and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to host a pilot food tourism workshop in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24th April at the CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP office in Castle Terrace.

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Scottish Tourism Month 2019: Ten Take-Aways

15 April 2019

Scottish Tourism Month 2019 focused on future-proofing the industry, offering diverse perspectives on global, regional and local levels. #STM2019 events focused our thoughts on how to tackle the industry’s key challenges, sharing best practice, learning from others and finding ways to challenge our thinking. To recap, here are my 10 #STM2019 take-aways. 

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LGBT+ scholarship

The importance of paying it forward

09 April 2019

The role of mentors in the lives of entrepreneurs and business owners often goes unacknowledged, and these champions are especially important to people from minorities, in my case as a budding social entrepreneur from the LGBT+ community.

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