DemoFest 2018

DemoFest: Bringing Research to Life

12 July 2018

It might be mid-summer, but here in the SICSA office we are already well ahead with planning our main knowledge exchange event of the year “DemoFest: Bringing Research to Life”, which takes place in Edinburgh in the autumn.       

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World Cup 2018 crowd photo

Innovation scores highly in World Cup

26 June 2018

Whatever the final score, innovation continues to stretch the boundaries in all aspects of sport from broadcasting to kit, from robots to clean stadiums to modelling crowd control.

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Caroline Parkinson at the National Library of Scotland

The Business of Voguing

20 June 2018

At a recent BIMA event on the Future of Fashion I met Elaine Simpson from the National Library of Scotland, who mentioned that NLS was looking at ways its 11 floors of jam packed books, archives, and materials could help inspire the artists and creative entrepreneurs of Scotland to innovate.

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Laptop on cabling

Here Comes the CryptoCreative

06 June 2018

Remember how Netflix scuppered Blockbuster or how mp3 changed music distribution?

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TEDx

Rethink to change the world

05 June 2018

Friday 1st June saw TEDxGlasgow 2018 with the theme of Rethink. And it certainly did what it said on the tin!

 

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Kirsty Buchanan and Gary Hogan

Supporting businesses with a wealth of information

21 May 2018

As part of our “Meet the team” series, this week we put a few questions to one of our newest recruit, Kirsty Buchanan (pictured with Gary Hogan), who joined from the University of the Highlands and Islands to engage with businesses through the region.

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Blair Bowman

Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky #WorldWhiskyDay

14 May 2018

To mark World Whisky Day on 19th May, we are celebrating the many exciting and ground-breaking business-academic collaborations supported by Interface; from ambitions to make Raasay’s first (legal) whisky, to plans to create a vertical distillery.

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Abstract architecture

Six ways tourist businesses can prepare for tomorrow’s world

09 May 2018

In our latest blog Graeme Codrington gave six tips to help our industry prepare for tomorrow’s world today.

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Entrepreneurs to adopt a Global Mindset

30 April 2018

Every year the Entrepreneurial Scotland conference brings together some of the most innovative minds from home and further afield. As an organisation, we join the dots by inspiring, connecting and developing entrepreneurs. Our vision is to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

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Greyhope Bay pop-up shop

Grey granite brings hope for marine education

25 April 2018

We caught up with Fiona McIntyre, Director of Greyhope Bay, a charitable organisation that has exciting plans to deliver a new, world class visitor and marine education centre for Aberdeen.

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