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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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Interface of the future - tomorrow’s world

25 November 2020

Laura Goodfellow, is Head of Business Engagement at Interface, leading the regional team which builds relationships with businesses, and matchmakes them with universities and colleges across Scotland. In this blog she reflects on the many reasons why Interface can make a real difference to so many.

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One for all, and all for one!

18 November 2020

The impressive team at Interface supports business-academic partnerships with enormous passion and commitment.

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Better times ahead

27 October 2020

Sixteen years ago I started the creative agency StudioLR with my former colleague, now husband, Andy Gray. We didn’t have a big plan or a clear value proposition at the time, but we definitely wanted to use our skills and experience to create great, effective work for our clients that would somehow make a difference to them and their customers.

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Supporting businesses to prosper – Robert Gordon University and Interface

01 October 2020

Interface has strong contacts in all of Scotland’s universities, colleges and research institutes, which helps the team support businesses in finding the right academic expertise for them.

The relationships with these contacts keeps us up to date with academic capacity and capability for partnering with businesses, and means that the process of working with academics is as smooth and streamlined as possible.

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Thank you for recycling

18 September 2020

It’s been a year like no other and amongst the disruption and upheaval that Covid-19 has brought there has also been some positive news that we can shine a light on, in particular around the environmental and sustainability stories that we can share. So, in this blog we celebrate #RecycleWeek.

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Making a dent in the universe

16 September 2020

I am very lucky, and I know it. I live in one of the most beautiful, educated and cultured cities in the world, and in the most beautiful country on the planet. I teach and research the subject that I love, and I have the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people around. 

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Partnerships based on trust are win-win for all

20 August 2020

Dr Siobhán Jordan, Interface’s founding director, established the service with a “blank sheet” in 2005 after recognising the potential for greater collaborations between businesses and universities. We asked a few pertinent questions about the past 15 years and where knowledge exchange is heading in future.

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Business for Good: Balancing Purpose with Profit in a Post-Covid Scotland

05 August 2020

Take a step back or pause for thought to reflect on why you are doing what you are doing. Why does your organisation exist?

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Invest for best from workforce

22 July 2020

Build, build, build, spend, spend, spend – some of the mantras we regularly hear from Government Ministers are linked very clearly to jobs, jobs, jobs. 

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Partnering for prosperity - let’s make it happen

10 July 2020

Rehabilitation, recovery and re-imagination offer businesses a path out of lockdown as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild Scotland’s economy, social wellbeing and education.

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