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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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Green business makes good business sense

23 June 2017

Dame Ellen MacArthur, famed for her incredible sailing achievements, is now spearheading an inspiring vision for an economy that works - one that benefits business, society and the environment.

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Growing our appetite for food and drink innovation

23 June 2017

Scotland’s Food & Drink Partnership* recently launched Make Innovation Happen, a single gateway service to support businesses to innovate. 

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Carol Sinclair and Lorna Fraser of the Smart Plastics Group

The Art of the Possible – Creative Industries and Science

19 May 2017

Craft makers in Edinburgh working with ceramic and natural fibre have formed a group to develop new products from biodegradable and recyclable plastics through an academic collaboration with the Green Materials Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh.

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Scotland Food and Drink Partnership launches Make Innovation Happen

10 May 2017

Scotland’s food and drink industry has today launched Make Innovation Happen, a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate.

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Minister learns how pupils benefit from business-academic partnership

02 May 2017

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, discovered first-hand how a partnership between a publisher of school study guides and a Scottish university has benefited more than 60,000 students and teachers.

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Interface Multiparty Competition - collaborative partners wanted

21 April 2017

The Interface Multiparty Competition is aimed at multiparty groups of businesses, within creative industries, food & drink and tourism sectors, working in collaboration with an academic partner from a Scottish university, college or research institution.

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Golden opportunity for tourist trade

28 March 2017

An ageing population at home and overseas presents a golden opportunity for Scotland’s tourism businesses.

With higher levels of average spend, a tendency for repeat visits and loyalty to a country, destination or business, older visitors from the UK and the rest of Europe are a growing market.

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Scottish Food & Drink Industry unveils new vision to double size of industry to £30 billion by 2030

23 March 2017

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled today by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. 

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The success of the Interface model spreads to Denmark

13 March 2017

Interface has been selected by a Danish economic development organisation to feature as a case study in a report on international best practice in knowledge exchange. 

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Celebrating International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange

08 March 2017

International Women's Day has laudable aims – a better working world and a more gender inclusive world.

The Interface team celebrated March 8 by holding inspirational signs pledging their support for women under this year's theme - #BeBoldForChange - and posting them on our social networks to spread the message. Simple, but effective.

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