Christmas Turkey

The future of Christmas dinner

17 December 2018

We think there is nothing more traditional than the Christmas turkey roast - but have things already changed, and how will they continue to change?

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Gary Hogan

Elevator lifts business in Dundee

10 August 2018

University of Dundee have entered into a unique partnership with Elevator for the joint creation of Dundee City’s first Centre of Entrepreneurship to support entrepreneurs with everything they need on their business journey.

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Helping businesses with their first class ideas

24 July 2018

It’s the time of year for summer graduations. You may have noticed an added influx of visiting friends and relatives to our towns and cities. But did you know Scotland has more world-class universities than any other country by head of population? We have 2,000 academic departments with more than 15,000 academic staff and over 1,200 facilities on our doorstep.

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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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Complaints for tourism businesses can be good

09 July 2018

Tourism is primarily a service industry which lives or dies on the quality of customer service and on consumer (visitor) feedback. This feedback, together with the learning from complaints, could be used to drive service innovation, customer loyalty and competitive advantage in the tourism sector.

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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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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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