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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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Harnessing the mega trends of tourism

18 July 2019

Whether you are jetting off to sunnier climes on your holiday, or having a well-earned staycation, one thing is for sure: Scotland will continue to welcome thousands of visitors from overseas and domestic markets.

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Mykay Kamara, CEO of Welbot

Over £6m awarded to support business innovation in Scotland

10 July 2019

A funding programme which helps business collaborate with Scotland’s universities and colleges has awarded over £6 million to boost innovation.

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A problem shared is a problem halved

23 May 2019

A range of collaborative projects involving Interface are bringing about positive results across the food & drink, tourism and creative industries sectors. 

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Get set, go-innovate – protecting sporting ambition

24 April 2019

From sporting icons protecting their brands to companies forging ahead with new technologies, materials and training equipment to deliver a more competitive edge, the world of sport is big business.

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Financial incentives to create powerful partnerships

27 March 2019

Facilitating partnerships between academics and businesses is the core mission of the Interface team.

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Interface welcomes International delegations

Interface welcomes International delegations

20 March 2019

Interface was invited by Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to meet with the international delegations to share our unique expertise and experience of how Scotland’s world-leading academic community is supporting business growth, innovation and technology.  

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Winners of 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 February 2019

The people and partnerships at the heart of the most ground-breaking, potentially life-changing innovations developed by businesses and academics have been unveiled at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019.

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Supporting pioneering Scottish companies

19 February 2019

Fifteen years ago, the disconnect between small businesses and universities collaborating for R&D was obvious, however the solution on how to solve it was not.

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The stars and champions of knowledge exchange

15 February 2019

From a potentially life-changing smart irrigation system designed for farmers in developing countries to a unique collaboration which offers legal help to hundreds of women affected by violence and abuse, innovation comes in many forms.

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£30,000 awarded to business-academic projects

23 January 2019

Three projects have been awarded just under £30,000 from Interface through a funding call to boost innovation among groups of business and academics. 

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