Jamie Hepburn meets the Sustainable Thinking Scotland Team

Minister visits innovative companies

Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, visited two companies with sustainability and environmental impact at the heart of what they do. These businesses have been supported by Interface, specialists in knowledge exchange, who connect innovative thinkers to Scottish academics.

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Fresh eyes, fresh thinking - how students are shaping business success

13 August 2015

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are discovering the benefits of working with students from Scottish universities through tie-ups which bring fresh thinking to tackle workplace challenges. 

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Simpler funding forms for innovation boost

30 July 2015

Interface has been making it easier for thousands of businesses and organisations to tap into funding for innovation.

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Scottish salmon farms

The Interface Food & Drink Competition - A Winning Tail

29 July 2015

Two Scottish companies from the food and drink sector share £80,000 as winners of Interface Food & Drink’s Innovation Competition researching consumer tastes and making profits from waste.

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The UK's first IP League Table - Enter Now

27 July 2015

BQ Magazine in association with Metis Partners and Jumpstart are launching the UK’s first Intellectual Property (“IP”) League Table - enter now and have your IP recognised!

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Scottish craft distillers call for new tax break

21 July 2015

The Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) has called for the introduction of a duty rebate to support the craft spirits industry. The body, which represents nearly 20 members, said a tax break akin to the Small Breweries’ Relief Scheme for craft brewers would play a key role in helping the sector develop.

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Failure to appreciate food is harming the planet

21 July 2015

OUR FAILURE to take time to appreciate our food is driving the consumption of products that harm the planet, says Helen Pratt, Project Manager at Interface Food & Drink.  Fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available, but we often choose products that are heavily processed and pre-packed.

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The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture Call for Proposals

15 July 2015

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) is a pan-Scotland hub designed to stimulate innovation and collaboration in remanufacturing. SIR will co-fund collaborative projects between universities and businesses to increase the amount of remanufacturing conducted, or to improve current remanufacturing operations.

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Dame Ann Dowling

Interface welcomes Dame Ann Dowling’s review of business-university research collaboration

08 July 2015

The team at Interface welcomes Dame Ann Dowling’s review of business-university research collaboration and her subsequent discussion at the Science and Technology Committee on Tuesday 7th July 2015.

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Clear road ahead for innovative businesses

24 June 2015

The eight embryonic Innovation Centres (ICs) which fledged in 2013-14, are now well on their way to maturity, having appointed chief executives and teams to deliver their ambitions. Results are already emerging, but like any new start, the real impact will be seen further down the road.

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The next step is on the horizon

23 June 2015

Innovation is key to the success of Scottish businesses and to the wider Scottish economy.

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