Kirsty Buchanan and Gary Hogan

Interface welcomes team members in the north-east and Highlands and Islands

Support for businesses in the north-east and across the Highlands and Islands has been strengthened with two new appointments by Interface, which connects organisations and companies to academic expertise for research and development projects.

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Innovation is about more than new products

20 January 2016

Is it just me or is innovation one of those words we bandy about without really giving it much thought? 

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2015 veski resident Dr Siobhan Jordan

Interface fosters tangible results

07 January 2016

Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface Scotland shares her success story on connecting businesses with Universities.

Speaking to more than 80 attendees at the recent RMIT University Business Lecture Series, Jordan shared her journey as a former engineer to starting Interface in 2005 to simplify businesses experience of working with academia.

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Mac powers on after 192 years

25 November 2015

Interface is a proud supporter of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, launched this month by VisitScotland with a celebration of the iconic Mackintosh coat, invented by Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh in 1823. Throughout 2016 we plan to celebrate the impacts that Scottish scientists, such as Macintosh, have had on the world.

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2015 veski resident Dr Siobhan Jordan

Scottish Innovation Model to Stimulate Australian Economy

18 November 2015

Dr Siobhán Jordan, the Director of Interface Scotland will visit Victoria from 23 – 30 November as the 2015 veski resident, to share how she and her team have connected Scottish universities and research institutions with industry to develop an innovation economy.

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Farmers, Fruit Producers and Confectioners reap the rewards for their innovation projects

09 November 2015

A competition for groups of food and drink companies wanting to tackle some of their business challenges collectively by working with academics from Scottish universities and research institutions has awarded £92,000 in funding, giving the green light to two innovative projects.

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John Swinney and Alice Brown at the Interface Excellence Awards 2014

Celebrating Success - can businesses afford not to?

27 October 2015

Earlier this month we launched the first ever Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.  These awards build upon the previous Interface Excellence Awards and ensure that all academic and business collaborations can be recognised, not only those that facilitated by Interface, Interface Food & Drink or Innovation Voucher Funding.

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Launch of the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Launch of the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

08 October 2015

Interface is delighted to launch Scotland’s first awards to celebrate innovation from business and academic partnerships.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 25 February 2016 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations and form a key component of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

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Craft Distillers Toast as Perthshire Prepares for a Conference Boom

01 October 2015

The UK’s first national conference for craft distillers heads up a month of important trade events taking place in Perthshire, expected to significantly boost the food and drink sector locally and across Scotland.

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Equity for Punks

Standing out from the crowd!

24 September 2015

Identifying new ways to fund your business can be tough. With so many options on the table what’s best for the busy entrepreneur and how does one navigate through the sea of choices that appear on the horizon?

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Interface - Funding opportunities to increase innovation

Simpler funding for innovation boost

24 September 2015

Innovation can be a complicated business – that is why Interface has been making it easier for businesses and organisations to tap into funding for working with Scotland's world-class academic expertise.

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