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Annual Review 2017-2018

2017-18 has been another productive year for Interface: from supporting hundreds of businesses to team up with academic expertise; welcoming new members to the Strategic Board; to working closely with our stakeholders to increase Scotland’s innovation capacity.

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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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Competition is good for business

02 October 2018

The recently published Programme for Government outlines a bold and inspiring set of ambitions for Scotland, benefitting the wellbeing of its people through a broad range of initiatives and policies.

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Healthcare device with Dundee roots enters V&A

14 September 2018

One of the businesses that Interface has worked with, snap40, is to feature as an “exhibition highlight” in the new V&A Dundee when it opens on Saturday (15 September).

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Abertay student

Abertay to lead multi-million pound games innovation partnership

07 September 2018

Two arts research projects in Scotland are set to receive multi-million pound funding packages as part of an ambitious new development programme.

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Launch of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

Launch of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

06 September 2018

The most innovative, inspirational and impactful collaborations between business and academics are being invited to enter the 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, launched today. Interface, which matches businesses to world-leading Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges for research and development, is calling for entries in seven categories - the largest number to date.

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight aims to attract more young people to choose food and drink careers

30 August 2018

Scotland Food & Drink is using its annual Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight as a platform to highlight the huge diversity within the industry and position it as a fantastic and rewarding career for young people.

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Interface board members group photo

Interface welcomes new board members

30 August 2018

Interface has welcomed five new strategic board members from industry, the college sector and the newly formed UK government innovation organisation UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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