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Matchmaking businesses and academia – Interface inspires

Interface is a free and impartial service which aims to stimulate demand for knowledge exchange and innovation helping companies to collaborate with academics to solve business challenges.

Inspired by the Interface model of impartial brokerage, REG LAB Denmark has received funding from Interreg EU to set up and test a model for a single point of entry for businesses to the research institutions in Copenhagen and Southern Sweden.

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Creativity and innovation shine as winners of 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 April 2021

The major COVID-19 testing facility and a camera in a pill for early diagnosis of bowel cancer symptoms, are just two of the winners in Scotland’s premier awards celebrating business-academic knowledge exchange.

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Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway given digital know-how

09 April 2021

Tourism attractions in Dumfries and Galloway have been finding new ways to share their experiences during lockdown with the help of insights from Scottish universities, to increase their visitor numbers despite being closed.

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Finalists revealed in 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

11 March 2021

Interface, the business-academic matching service, is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

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Economy and society significantly benefit from matching service

18 February 2021

Significant benefits to Scotland’s economy and society have been highlighted in a new report regarding business-academic partnerships supported by Interface.

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Creative solutions to climate challenges

14 January 2021

It’s now less than a year until COP26, the UN climate change conference that will take place in Glasgow in 2021.

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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards expand and go virtual for 2021

03 December 2020

Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, celebrating the exceptional work achieved through academic and business partnerships, launch today (Thursday 3 December, 2020).

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Celebrating tourism leaders in 2020

28 October 2020

Mari Findlay, Interface's Business Engagement Executive for Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, has been named one of the top 100 Women in Tourism in 2020.

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Business research and development vital for economic recovery

15 October 2020

Businesses are being urged to grasp the opportunities brought by R&D in partnership with academics to help them innovate, adapt and overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interface gets involved in Scottish International Week 2020

08 October 2020

Scottish International Week is a week-long online conference uniting Scottish leaders from around the world who can share their experience, their insight, and how we together can support Scottish business.

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Appetite for innovation

08 September 2020

“When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills”so said Chris Moule, Head, of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Robert Gordon University, at a recent Interface business support webinar.

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