The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards exhibition

Supporting Scottish innovations to thrive

23 May 2019

Scottish innovations have changed and continue to change the way we live and work.

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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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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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