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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Getting to know Carol-Ann Adams, the newest member of our team!

10 April 2015

Carol-Ann joined Interface on 30th March this year as a Business Engagement Executive.  She will be part of a small team based in our Inverness office, covering the Highlands and Islands region.

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Launch of New Scottish EU Funding Portal

01 April 2015

One-Stop-Shop for Scottish organisations interested in EU funding and transnational project collaboration.

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Innovation leading the way to Internationalisation

26 March 2015

Earlier this month the Scottish Government launched their new economic strategy which sets out an overarching framework for how the Government aims to increase competitiveness across Scotland; including areas such as education and business; and to tackle inequality in Scotland, ensuring all elements of society are treated fairly and equally.

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International flavour for craft distillers

24 March 2015

When the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) launched last summer, its Chairman, Tony Reeman-Clark, remarked that the whole world was now open to the 30 Scottish members. 

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Evolving tech start-up reaps benefits of academic partnership

09 March 2015

Local Tech Company Cobra simulation benefits from business students’ expertise thanks to Interface and the University Of Edinburgh Business School.

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£4.6m helps business to innovate

26 February 2015

Lack of finance is often cited by businesses as one of the main reasons new ideas do not progress beyond the boardroom.

However, more funding options for business-academic partnerships are available than ever before, opening the door to different ways of working with academia.

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Being innovative with innovation

25 February 2015

The Scottish Funding Council has expanded the Innovation Voucher Scheme to include student placements, colleges and research institutes creating even more opportunities for businesses to work with academia.

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GCU researchers innovate to prevent diabetic blindness

20 February 2015

Thanks to Innovation Voucher funding Joe Lights have been able to work with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop and test a retinal sleep lamp that will reduce the need for laser treatment or surgery for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

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Scotland's innovation body a model for Australia?

18 February 2015

A unique Scottish organisation which helps businesses and academics work together on research and development projects could be replicated in Australia.

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Capacity industry audience to attend first OGIC event in Aberdeen

05 February 2015

More than 40 oil and gas businesses have signed up to attend the first event to be staged by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Interface, the knowledge connection for business, in Aberdeen.

The wide range of government funding and tax relief potential available to support technology innovation in the oil and gas sector will be the focus for the fully-subscribed OGIC seminar in Aberdeen in late February.

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