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Interface welcomes four new Board members from industry and third sectors

An award-winning scientist is among four new members of the Interface Strategic Board, who took up their new roles this month (November).

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Three-way collaborations afford big impacts

17 August 2018

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships have been helping UK businesses innovate for over 40 years and are one of a range of initiatives which support knowledge sharing between universities and industry.

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Prof Bill Buchanan

Taking construction into the digital age

08 August 2018

A new collaboration aims to develop blockchain solutions to the data recording problems which can jeopardise complex construction projects. Edinburgh Napier University is teaming up with newly-formed Hypervine Ltd following a series of industry scandals which have highlighted the need for strong audit trails for undertaken work.

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The First Minister discovers digital heritage project

06 August 2018

The First Minister was visiting the recently opened Tomintoul and Glenlivet Discovery Centre, which received funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop a fully immersive visual experience focusing on the past local illicit whisky industry.

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Interface Multiparty Funding Call 2018/19

Interface Multiparty Funding Call 2018/19

02 August 2018

Interface have launched a multiparty funding call for three individual awards of £10,000 – one for each of the following sectors: Creative industriesFood & Drink and Tourism.

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Christopher McCann, snap40

Innovate or stagnate

05 July 2018

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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Dementia-friendly tourism

Dementia-friendly tourism opportunity

26 June 2018

Interface supported Scottish Dementia Week earlier this month by highlighting a business-academic project to help people with dementia find their way around more easily.

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Grand Challenges

Mission possible for business-academic partnerships

21 June 2018

Last month, the Prime Minister unveiled some of the Industrial Strategy’s “Grand Challenges” - missions which aim to keep the UK at the forefront of developing the industries of tomorrow.

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Siobhan Jordan

How to collaborate with academics?

30 May 2018

Research and development is sometimes thought of as the territory of large, multi-national corporations, however one organisation is helping thousands of Scottish small and medium sized businesses access world-leading academic expertise. Interface was established in 2005 to bridge the gap between the worlds of business and academia.

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New college fund highlights commitment to innovation

29 May 2018

A £500,000 College Innovation Fund, set up by the Scottish Government to support innovation in Scotland’s economy, was launched today by Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy at West College Scotland.

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Kirsty Buchanan and Gary Hogan

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

22 May 2018

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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