Supporting pioneering Scottish companies

Fifteen years ago, the disconnect between small businesses and universities collaborating for R&D was obvious, however the solution on how to solve it was not.

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Photograph: by Vimal Bhoraj for Scene Connect/HWU

The stars and champions of knowledge exchange

15 February 2019

From a potentially life-changing smart irrigation system designed for farmers in developing countries to a unique collaboration which offers legal help to hundreds of women affected by violence and abuse, innovation comes in many forms.

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£30,000 awarded to business-academic projects

23 January 2019

Three projects have been awarded just under £30,000 from Interface through a funding call to boost innovation among groups of business and academics. 

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Highland Boundary

Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

16 January 2019

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply.

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Photo caption: the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

Shortlist for 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards revealed

10 January 2019

The cream of collaborations between academia and businesses have been shortlisted by a team of independent judges for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019. 

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Minister discovers wellness company's collaborative journey

18 December 2018

Ivan McKee, MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, visited Interface’s Edinburgh office today (Tuesday, 18 December). He met Interface Director Dr Siobhán Jordan; Louise Arnold, Business Engagement Executive, (Interface); Mykay Kamara, Founder and CEO of Welbot, a company supported by Interface; along with Sam Deere, Chief Technical Officer (Welbot).

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Three wise businesses

11 December 2018

At this time of year our thoughts invariably turn to those less fortunate than ourselves,  whether that’s buying charity gifts or cards, making donations, or volunteering our time to worthwhile causes.

Many third sector organisations and social enterprises have great ideas, but don’t have the in-house expertise, resource or funding to take them forward. By working with Interface to identify experts in our world-class universities, research institutes and colleges, these ideas can become reality, with positive impacts for staff, volunteers, and service users.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally opens Roslin Innovation Centre_Credit Scottish Government

Investing in research and innovation

05 November 2018

£5 million to support links between academic research and industry.

Businesses will benefit from investment of £5 million into the national Interface programme, helping to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise.

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Dale Colley

College innovation links reindeer tracking and 3D printed textiles

23 October 2018

Within the last year, Innovation Vouchers valued at more than £24,000 were awarded to fund five individual collaborative projects between Scottish businesses and colleges who have been working hand in hand to develop something new, innovative and often ground-breaking. 

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Blockpass Lab

Blockchain can give us faith in our food

09 October 2018

Edinburgh Napier has joined forces with Eyecademy to use blockchain technology to develop verifiable records for the supply journey of ethically-sourced food.

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Fife MSPs visit award-winning innovate business

Fife MSPs visit award-winning innovative business

05 October 2018

Fife fruit and vegetable retailer, Ivan Wood & Sons, opened its doors to three MSPs on Friday, 5 October to showcase its award-winning innovation, developed in partnership with Abertay University.

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