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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Heads creative

Connecting the Dots

26 January 2017

Dr Kate Adamson has been training with Marks & Clerk since 2012 and previously worked as a physicist and engineer in the defence and telecoms industries. In this blog post, she gives some of her thoughts on intellectual property (IP) in collaborations.

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Alarm clock

Just like time, innovation does not stand still

19 January 2017

How time flies in January – we have reached week 3 and the Christmas decorations are safely packed away in boxes in the attic and Happy New Year is no longer my opening greeting.

Just like time, innovation does not stand still. Indeed – to stand still and not strive to improve products, processes or services is to fall behind.

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History in the making

12 January 2017

We asked Visitscotland’s Communications Manager Chelsea Charles to tell us more about what’s in store for this themed year.

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All aboard the Interface sleigh, Santa is on his way!

21 December 2016

Twas the night before Christmas, and all was quiet, Santa and his elves boarded the Interface sleigh. Piled high with presents to bring good cheer, Christmas comes but once a year! Reviewing the year with some satisfaction, Santa reflected on some magical projects identified by the Interface team, no challenge too great for our academic partners.

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Simply the best in the West

15 December 2016

As part of our “meet the team” series, this week we feature our newest recruit, Ruth Oliver, Business Engagement Executive for the West of Scotland.

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University-business collaboration in Scotland: progress update

08 December 2016

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK. Following publication of the 2016 Collaboration Progress Monitor, we invited Inga Sileryte, Research Officer at the NCUB, to look at how Scottish universities are faring with business engagement across the UK. 

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Fiona Hutchison

Tourism benefits from Fiona’s dedication

01 December 2016

Fiona Hutchison joined Interface in September as Sector Engagement Executive for Tourism to encourage multi-party groups to collaborate with academic expertise. Here, we found out a bit more about Fiona and what she has been doing so far.

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Plan Bee

From R&B to R&D

23 November 2016

Former music video producer Warren Bader set up Plan Bee, a beehive management service which also produces honey and other hive products, to help reverse the decline in the bee population. He gave an inspirational talk at the 2016 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards about his journey collaborating with academics, which started with Interface.

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Open hand beach

Open innovation: open for business and gaining momentum

16 November 2016

What does ‘open innovation’ mean, exactly?

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Borders Journeys

Ideas and inspiration from business collaborations

09 November 2016

This month’s blog with an academic who has worked in partnership with business is by Dr Claire Seaman, Reader in Enterprise & Family Business at Queen Margaret University. 

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