01 November 2018

Highlands & Islands

Venue: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, #hellodigital, An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness

Time: 10:00 to 13:30

Interface is going on the road to showcase how collaborating with Scotland's world-class universities and research institutes can encourage, initiate and drive innovation amongst businesses.
These partnerships can often lead to new products, services and process; with businesses recording reduced operating costs, increased productivity, profits, export, turnover, and new or safeguarded employment.

Interface gets the right people together to make the greatest impacts!

This event is one of a series that is being held around Scotland this autumn as part of The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. The Awards, which will take place in February 2019, will celebrate the most innovative and successful business-academic collaborations that are happening now across Scotland.

Join us to hear about some of these exciting projects and learn from some of our successful collaborators.

Norscot Joinery Ltd was awarded the Innovation of the Year winner at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018. The company partnered with Lilia Potseluyko Amobi, a KTP Associate from the University of Strathclyde to research and develop virtual reality show home software combining advanced interactive visualisation of buildings with Building Information Modelling (BIM) data for the first time. It allowed clients to immerse themselves in a house before it is built, and interact with the design process, providing a better understanding of cost impacts of design changes.

‘The Illicit Whisky Experience: where virtual reality an’ whisky gang thegither!

Amy Woolvin from the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust and Dr Alan Miller from the University of St Andrews will deliver a joint presentation about their illicit still virtual reality project facilitated by Interface.
A virtual reality project that helps to tell the story of the illicit whisky heritage from Tomintoul and Glenlivet as well as allow people to immerse themselves within the historic and contemporary landscapes of the area. The Illicit Whisky Experience provides an engaging exhibit as part of the newly refurbished Tomintoul and Glenlivet Discovery Centre which helps to share and celebrate the area’s natural and cultural heritage. This presentation will provide a glimpse into the virtual reality exhibit, outline why this approach was taken for a heritage exhibit and demonstrate the benefits of the collaborative relationship between Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust, Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership and the University of St Andrews.     


In partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Marks & Clerk.

About the venue:

#hellodigital is the first in what could become a series of digital demonstration centres to help people in Scotland make the most out of broadband and digital technology.

Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership, #hellodigital is based inside An Lochran at Inverness Campus.

Getting to the event:

Directions for cars and public transport can be found here: http://www.invernesscampus.co.uk/get-there/