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Business research and development vital for economic recovery

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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Celebrating 15 years of matchmaking businesses and universities

12 August 2020

Interface is celebrating its 15th anniversary with news of a record number of partnerships and research and development projects.

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Adopting a business could boost tourism sector’s recovery

08 July 2020

Interface has joined forces with VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to connect more than 80 tourism businesses to university academics and students for research and development projects which will help boost their economic recovery.

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Engines and drivers of innovation

19 June 2020

When I first sat down to write this article, there was no lockdown, COVID-19 was not at pandemic level and the daily business of Interface was continuing as usual. However, a few weeks on, much of what I wrote then is just as relevant now.

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ARMED in a time of Coronavirus

12 June 2020

The current coronavirus crisis has rapidly changed the way the majority of us live and work, no more so than in the health and social care sector. Shielding and social distancing is throwing up huge challenges in an industry where human interaction is key.

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Interface offers academic support

26 May 2020

Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been severely disrupted since March 2020.  Many Scottish tourism and hospitality businesses will be battling to survive the long-term impacts of lock down and restricted travel for both the domestic and international markets. 

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Standard Legal templates for easier know-how

14 May 2020

Developing new ideas and bringing them to market can be a complicated business and there is much to consider, especially in the early stages.

How the new product, process or service will be financed, which business model best suits its commercialisation and who to bring on board to accelerate development to market are big questions which businesses must decide on.

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A speedy turnaround for tensARC in the fight against COVID-19

06 May 2020

With a rapid response from both Interface and the Scottish Funding Council, tensARC was able to start collaborating on the development of their face mask with the University of the West of Scotland in just over a week from their initial enquiry.

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Winners revealed in 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

27 February 2020

On the 27 February, 2020 over 150 people came together from across Scotland to celebrate the local and global impacts achieved for society and the economy through R&D partnership and knowledge sharing between businesses, colleges, universities and research institutes. 

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