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Tourism in Dumfries and Galloway given digital know-how

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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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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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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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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