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Ensuring no one is left behind in the race for net zero: a major new online conference for Scotland

05 October 2021

As Scotland gets ready to welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the COP26 summit in a matter of weeks, a partnership of almost 30 organisations from across Scotland’s research, policy and innovation ecosystem will come together on 26 October to deliver a free, online conference, ‘Scotland’s contribution to COP26 – a joined-up ‘Just Transition’.

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Westside stories of business success

09 September 2021

As part of our "Meet the Interface team" series, we're heading west to the region where space technology meets creative industries - and every sector in between. We caught up with Jackie Wynne, Interface's Business Engagement Executive for the West of Scotland to talk about COP26, collaborations and Christmas (it isn't too early, right?). 


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Business support in the north-east

24 August 2021

Cathy Higginson joined Interface recently as Business Engagement Executive for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire while Gillian heads on maternity leave. Having worked for an enterprise agency, and established two companies of her own, she knows about the challenges faced by SMEs and the opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to develop ideas.

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Going with the Flow

11 August 2021

Flocowear is a mission-driven company that manufactures and sells reusable sanitary pads and provides menstrual health education in countries such as Cambodia, Uganda and Kenya. Founder and CEO Alison Wood, will join Interface Director, Dr Siobhán Jordan, and academic partners, in conversation on 20th August to discuss the benefits of collaborating with college and university partners.

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IP tips for smaller businesses

23 July 2021

Richard Gibbs, Partner from Marks & Clerk wants SMEs to appreciate just how valuable an asset IP is when it comes to driving business growth, and has provided top tips for small businesses who want to learn more.

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Call for academic input into research

08 July 2021

“Academics are judged by their papers and grants…commercial activities take a lot of time and work…I find that extremely difficult to encourage…”

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09 June 2021

What did you do in lockdown? - is a question many people ask as we slowly emerge back into the world of socialising, visiting friends and family, and planning a now much-needed holiday.

For the tourism industry, the answer varies from business to business with most relying heavily on this year being a bumper one.

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Climate change tackled with tech

05 May 2021

Scottish companies are innovating to tackle climate change in many different ways, with Interface proud to be part of finding workable solutions.

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Scotland’s skills a major green hook

14 April 2021

Having worked in Inward Investment for 20 years, I’ve started to get a sense of what kind of information might interest a potential investor, what might excite them, and what can make them make that final decision to push the button on a new investment in a new country.

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Connectivity (net) works

17 March 2021

Interface’s place-based approach means that nowhere is left behind when it comes to accessing innovation support.

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How is COVID-19 affecting women entrepreneurs in Scotland?

24 February 2021

This blog summarises the emerging themes from ongoing research to understand the challenges women entrepreneurs in Scotland face from COVID-19. 

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