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.Read More
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.
And it appears that it's a win-win situation as almost 60% of the students go onto employment or secure additional work with those companies.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More