Christopher McCann, snap40

Innovate or stagnate

Innovate or stagnate: it’s a blunt message, however one that Scotland’s business community shouldn’t need to hear quite as often as it did 13 years ago.

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East Kilbride Company Expands into New Premises Following Substantial Growth

31 July 2014

After baking thousands of dog biscuits in her family home, a Scottish businesswoman is planning to expand her company and open her own manufacturing unit in East Kilbride.

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Why Winning is Important!.....Professor Alan Gilloran, Deputy Principal, QMU

31 July 2014

Receiving the Interface Excellence Awards in 2012  for “ Innovation of the Year’ and  “Sustained Partnership”, in recognition of our work with Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT),  was significant for Queen Margaret University.

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SCDA Launch

New Body Launched to Represent all Craft Distillers in Scotland

16 July 2014

A new initiative has been launched to support the rapidly increasing number of craft distillers across Scotland.

Bringing together new or emerging Scottish distilleries and Scottish academics, the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) is hoping to emulate the success that the craft distilling industry has had over the past few years around the world, and promote the new products and processes that are being developed by its members.

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Oil and Gas Innovation Centre will support business and academic partnerships

New Oil and Gas Innovation Centre to transform the way industry and academia work together

27 May 2014

OGIC is a new Oil and Gas Innovation Centre set up to work with SMEs to deliver innovative solutions to the key challenges facing businesses operating in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).   £10.6 million funding was approved by the Scottish Funding Council to create OGIC.

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Research & Development  Drives innovation in the Scottish Renewables Sector

R&D Drives innovation in the Renewables Sector

27 May 2014

Find out how the renewables industry is demonstrating its enormous innovative capabilities to ensure the country reaps the economic and environmental rewards.

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Confidence Builds in Rural Scotland

Confidence Builds in Rural Scotland

30 April 2014

Rural Scotland provides the natural resources required for high-quality food production, tourism, recreation, and renewable energy, and with the push to promote Scotland as the ‘Land of Food & Drink’ rural businesses will be very much in the spotlight over the next year and with the Interface Rural Team firmly established, support is on hand.

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Businesses and support agencies with Mr Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

Rural Scotland Collaborations in the Spotlight

30 April 2014

To celebrate the first year of its dedicated Rural Team, on Wednesday 9th April Interface hosted the first Rural Engagement Roundtable with some of the businesses that had been supported over the past 12 months, as well as Mr Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.

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Research Funding Helps Scottish Vodka Company Give Back to Britain's Heroes

02 April 2014

An Edinburgh entrepreneur has launched a drinks business that pledges a fifth of all profits to Forces and Veterans charities. Military veteran Chris Gillan, has established Heroes Drinks and approached Interface looking for academic expertise to undertaken taste tests and evaluate the product packaging.

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Building partnerships between social enterprise and universities

25 March 2014

by Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer, Social Enterprise Scotland

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Opening opportunities for the Social Enterprise and Third Sectors

Helping to Grow the Third Sector and Social Enterprises

25 March 2014

Exciting opportunities for social enterprises and the third sector to pool resources and collaborate, with the potential to result in new products and services which can positively impact our economy and communities.

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