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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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Giving space businesses a launch pad

12 June 2020

I’ve been based in Tontine, in Glasgow’s Merchant City, for three years now, working with businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise to help them grow. Co-locating with the Scottish Space Incubator has been a privilege and an education, working with some of the most interesting and promising start-ups in the country.

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Rebuilding a more resilient economy with innovation at its centre

02 June 2020

The challenge of encouraging regional economic growth is likely to be even more important as the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks to rebuild and reimagine the economy.  Two reports from CaSE and NESTA published in the last few weeks focus on 'levelling up' and the R&D investment agenda. 

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Engaging your offline network online

19 May 2020

If attending conferences and doing networking has been one of your main business channels, the current situation might be frustrating. But don’t see this as a disadvantage. If you have been building a network offline, there is a huge opportunity for you to move the conversation to online channels such as LinkedIn.

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Adaptation in uncharted waters

05 May 2020

Serene, watchful, stately, majestic, good-natured, gentle and unruffled; there are many words that come to my mind when I look at the picture of the swan in front of the GRID building at Heriot-Watt University, recently taken by my colleague Suzy.

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Delayed Tourism Gratification – despite the lusting!

15 April 2020

It’s getting to a point where it’s almost impossible to imagine life pre-coronavirus, especially for food & drink and tourism business which were hit the soonest, and hit hard.

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United in battle against coronavirus

03 April 2020

We always knew that we worked with dynamic, agile and inventive company and academic teams, however they have blown us away with their ability to adapt and support in the fight against COVID-19.

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#EachforEqual – I will celebrate women’s achievements

06 March 2020

This week celebrates both World Book Day and International Women’s Day and what better way to combine these two with storytime celebrating the ‘Fantastically great women who changed the world’.

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Triangle of engagement chimes success

25 February 2020

A few months after joining Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) as CEO, I am delighted to report that the business-university-graduate engagement continues to make its mark across Scotland, demonstrating significant impact for those involved.

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Interface opens doors to unique Scottish scholarship

11 February 2020

Perseverance – and support from Interface – enabled social entrepreneur Kathryn Pierce to turn a dream into a reality, bringing the first LGBT+ MBA scholarship to Scotland. Teale Failla is the first recipient of the scholarship at University of Edinburgh Business School. We caught up with Kathryn and Teale to find out more about why the scholarship is so important and the impact it has had both for Teale and for the wider LGBT+ community.

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Just the tonic

20 January 2020

In today’s blog, we asked Gary Morren and Don Lawson a few questions about the launch of their new product and how, supported by Interface, collaborating with multiple universities has helped their product development process.

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