Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd

From landfill to landscapes

20 February 2019

Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd won the Social and Environmental Impact award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards in 2018. We caught up with them just before the 2019 winners are revealed, on 21 February.

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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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Alarm clock on desk

Timely reminder for #ScotKEAwards

02 November 2016

It has been interesting to watch the evolution of simple format TV programme “Masterchef” into the series of themes in the past few years with the screening of “Celebrity Masterchef” and “Masterchef Professionals”. 

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Solar energy test site

Partnering with academics works

27 October 2016

Solar thermal business Soltropy and Heriot-Watt University won the Sustained Partnership Award at the 2016 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Here, Soltropy founder Stuart Speake describes the journey from little acorns to mighty oaks.

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Fishbox workshop

Food Security at Stirling

20 October 2016

Providing enough safe and nutritious food for a globally expanding population in the light of climate change and limited resources is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed over the next few years. 

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Industry 4.0

Universities key to future-proofing industry

14 October 2016

We are surrounded by debate on Brexit and recognise that this will have an impact on all of our lives.  We are not though, in direct control of this outcome, and it may be some time before we have clarity. 

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