Moira Stalker FDF Scotland and Rachel Mirfattahi, Interface. Photo: FDF Scotland

A healthy appetite for food innovation

By Rachel Mirfattahi, Sector Engagement Executive – Food & Drink, Interface

For anyone who owns a supermarket loyalty card, the concept of being sent special offers and discounts for exactly the kind of food and drink that you already buy, is not new.  This is using customer data at its simplest, but it is a powerful way to keep track of who’s buying what and of keeping customers loyal.

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The Ross Fountain courtesy of Ross Development Trust

Making an impact: the 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards launch

02 October 2019

Applications are being sought from all Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges, as well as businesses and organisations, demonstrating research and development and innovation-led partnerships which have had a positive impact on the economy, society or the environment.

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Children Eriskay by Dr Werner Kissling

Historic photographs of bygone era added to museum collection

21 August 2019

A Scottish museum’s internationally significant collection of photographs has been expanded and preserved for future generations, thanks to Interface’s connections.

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Scottish coast

Harnessing the mega trends of tourism

18 July 2019

Whether you are jetting off to sunnier climes on your holiday, or having a well-earned staycation, one thing is for sure: Scotland will continue to welcome thousands of visitors from overseas and domestic markets.

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Mykay Kamara, CEO of Welbot

Over £6m awarded to support business innovation in Scotland

10 July 2019

A funding programme which helps business collaborate with Scotland’s universities and colleges has awarded over £6 million to boost innovation.

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Tea

A problem shared is a problem halved

23 May 2019

A range of collaborative projects involving Interface are bringing about positive results across the food & drink, tourism and creative industries sectors. 

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Get set, go-innovate – protecting sporting ambition

24 April 2019

From sporting icons protecting their brands to companies forging ahead with new technologies, materials and training equipment to deliver a more competitive edge, the world of sport is big business.

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Financial incentives to create powerful partnerships

27 March 2019

Facilitating partnerships between academics and businesses is the core mission of the Interface team.

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Interface welcomes International delegations

Interface welcomes International delegations

20 March 2019

Interface was invited by Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to meet with the international delegations to share our unique expertise and experience of how Scotland’s world-leading academic community is supporting business growth, innovation and technology.  

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Winners

Winners of 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 February 2019

The people and partnerships at the heart of the most ground-breaking, potentially life-changing innovations developed by businesses and academics have been unveiled at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019.

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Supporting pioneering Scottish companies

19 February 2019

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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