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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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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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The awards which reward knowledge sharing

26 February 2020

By Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention and that is certainly true of many of the wonderful, innovative ideas which have reached the shortlist of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2020.

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Celestia lands major R&D investment in Scotland

20 February 2020

An international company specialising in the development of advanced antenna systems will land in Scotland following a grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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New Business Support website goes live

22 January 2020

Businesses are being offered a new way to get the right information, advice and support they need to grow and succeed.

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Finalists revealed in 5th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

08 January 2020

This February marks the fifth year of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, which recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through academic and business partnerships, demonstrating how innovative businesses, universities, research institutes and colleges are leading the way towards economic growth, societal improvements and environmental advances.

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Elite, unique and making an impact

14 November 2019

Our recently published Annual Review for 2018-19, gives a flavour of the many faces of knowledge exchange, where businesses and academics collaborate for research and development to prove early stage concepts or gain valuable information to deliver a competitive edge.

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Annual Review 2018-2019

28 October 2019

2018-19 was a highly successful year for Interface, inspiring and facilitating a record number of business-academic collaborations and supporting long-term partnerships for economic and societal impacts, transforming lives locally and globally.

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A healthy appetite for food innovation

09 October 2019

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

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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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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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