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Interface Excellence Awards 2013 Winners

Scottish Businesses Celebrate Excellence in Knowledge Exchange

22 November 2013

Interface Excellence Award Winners Announced

Winners of the Interface Excellence Awards were announced last night at a celebratory reception in Edinburgh.

PAWsitively Natural won the Interface Innovation of the Year Award for its research into the nutritional content and shelf life of its natural dog biscuits with Glasgow Caledonian University. Macphie ofGlenbervie Ltd won the Interface Sustained Partnership Award for its long-standing and continued knowledge exchange partnership with Heriot-Watt University.

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Tait Enterprise Development Ltd

A journey of a thousand miles.....just make sure it's in the right direction!

21 November 2013

By Alistair Tait, Tait Enterprise Development Ltd

As an ancient eastern proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” – but, I would add, it has to be in the right direction!

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Industry and academics to benefit from further Funding Council investment

14 November 2013

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is to build on its £100million investment in Innovation Centres to transform collaborations between businesses and universities and support Scotland’s future economic growth.

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Funding Council pledges £400,000 to help Scottish SMEs break into Europe

14 November 2013

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has today launched a new £400,000 funding scheme that could help a minimum of 80 Scottish small to medium enterprises (SMEs) break into the European research market.

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University helps develop new drink

14 November 2013

Academics from a Scottish university have used the berries from Sea Buckthorn, a bush which is often regarded as a weed to create a new Scottish fruit drink.

Scientists from Queen Margaret University have worked with Borders-based apple juice producer Cuddybridge,to develop a unique seasonal drink using the berries .

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Scottish Technology Company Reaps Benefits of Academic Partnership

14 November 2013

Businesses and Academia seek recognition through Interface Excellence Awards

Midlothian-based Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT) Ltd, the winner of two categories at last year’s inaugural Interface Excellence Awards, has seen business boom in the 10 months since its success at the Awards.

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Food Innovation at Abertay

Interface Food & Drink help to design new course to fill critical skills shortage in food + drink sector

14 November 2013

A new course is to be launched at Abertay University, in direct response to the critical skills shortage currently faced by the food and drink industry.

Food and drink is Scotland’s largest manufacturing sector, worth £9.5 billion per year to the Scottish economy. New figures show that food and drink exports were up 3.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013.

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£80m from academic partnerships

Academic Partnerships Will Deliver £80million Boost to Scottish Economy

14 November 2013

A new report compiled by Interface – The knowledge connection for business, has found that collaboration between businesses and academia will be worth £79.9 million annually to the Scottish economy within the next 3-5 years.

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Interface client Plenta Foods wins two awards at Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2013

14 November 2013

Pulsetta won the Interface Food & Drink sponsored Profiting Through Research award at last night's Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2013 as well as picking up an award for Healthy Eating.

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Scotland Food and Drink Awards - Hardeep Singh Kohli

A Nail-Biting Time for Scotland’s Shortlisted Food & Drink Businesses

14 November 2013

39 Scottish food and drink businesses are playing a waiting game to see if they have won the award at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, for which they have been shortlisted.

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