RGU Knowledge Bites for Business

Interface and Funding Support

This ‘Innovation Event Webinar’ will highlight how businesses can engage with academia to develop innovative ideas via collaboration and the funding opportunities available (e.g. SFC Innovation Vouchers).

Lorna Watson is the Business Engagement Executive based in Tayside, matching businesses with Universities to take forward business projects.  She works with businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise, to help them grow.

Janet Pettigrew is a Funding Executive who administers the SFC Innovation Voucher Schemes on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council providing information on funding opportunities.

With connections into all Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges, Interface has an established and efficient process to help find and access the best academic expertise, research, technologies, specialist facilities and funding to help your business grow.

Through the presentation both Lorna and Janet will provide the following information to help both business and academics discover how they can work together.

  • Background to Interface – details of services (brokerage with Academics/expertise searches /Specialist Facilities - different types of funding)
  • Information on the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Voucher Scheme (Types of Vouchers/Eligibility/Funding Levels/Tips on Completing Application Forms)
  • General Information on past Collaborative Projects

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