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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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Scottish EDGE

Scottish EDGE - Round 7 is now open

02 September 2015

Scottish EDGE is a funding competition aimed at identifying Scotland’s top young, early stage and high growth potential entrepreneurs.

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Fresh eyes, fresh thinking - how students are shaping business success

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.

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