The National Wallace Monument

Sparking growth through innovation

09 May 2019

Lynn Dickson is Interface’s Business Engagement Executive for Forth Valley and North Clyde. Here she explains how business-academic partnerships are a win-win situation and how supporting collaborations can help move projects forward.

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Laura Kreiling and Margarer Burgess MSP

A novel forecasting tool for Engineering resource planning

21 July 2016

In my Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, cutting-edge engineering management research from Strathclyde University was transferred to Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), the UK’s biggest bus manufacturer. The project deliverable was a forecasting tool for ADL based on a novel predictive modelling method

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Her Majesty at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

14 July 2016

Forensic science is an important and valued pillar of the criminal justice system, however it is at a crossroads in its history and development. 

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People talking

It's good to talk

07 July 2016

Remember the classic advert with the late Bob Hoskins for phone giant B.T., which ended with the mantra: It's good to talk?

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Beer and wedges

The Real Food Doctors

30 June 2016

If you are expecting a Gillian McKeith-esque article informing you of the fact that ‘you are what you eat’, you probably want to put your iPad down and get back to your orange zest and pomegranate quinoa. 

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Getting Company Connecting off the ground with Interface

23 June 2016

Interface client Janice Grant Shaw of Company Connecting, writes a regular blog about getting her business off the ground. Here she highlights how Interface helped in the journey by connecting her to the academic expertise she needed through research. 

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The Bright Red Publishing team

Bright future for publisher after university tie-up

16 June 2016

Bright Red Publishing is a multi-award winning independent publishing company which develops and produces high quality Study Guides. They collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University to create a unique on-line Digital Zone to further support students and teachers during a time of immense educational change in Scotland.

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Post it notes

Decluttering for a clearer picture

08 June 2016

Over the last few months, I embarked on a major decluttering of my home. What started as a simple “I need to paint the dining room” has in four months escalated to a complete makeover for each room with new paint on every wall and a decluttering of “stuff” that had lain dormant for many years. 

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Mountain biking

How to build a tourist destination – Innovate!

02 June 2016

What has innovation got to do with tourism? Innovation is absolutely right for tourism businesses.  In fact I would argue it is essential for the sector right now.  Tourism businesses can’t afford to stand still. 

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Nut with hammer

Cracking the Innovation Nut

25 May 2016

The main themes of Interface Food & Drink over the course of its life have been innovation, collaboration and impact, and each of those themes played a role in selecting the winning applications for the Legacy Competition, and also when acting as a judge for the Success through Partnership category of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

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What’s so special about Specialist Facilities?

19 May 2016

Scotland has a huge resource of world class and highly specialised facilities throughout each one of its universities and research institutions – this in its self is pretty special but when you combine it with the academic and technical knowledge they become a very valuable solution for commercial business projects.

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