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Making Connections with Academic Partners
Apps - Design, Development and Marketing of Mobile Applications
3rd November 2011
Dr Alan Feighery
Interface - The knowledge connection for business
Interface – The Matchmaker for Business
Direct
Contact
Business
Community
Via
events,
social
media,
word of
mouth,
press, etc
Academic Partners
All Scottish Universities
& Research Institutions
Referrals
Via
Intermediary
organisations
© Interface
Interface – The Matchmaker for Business
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Company contacts Interface
Identify suitable partners
Establish capability & capacity
Company selects partner
Facilitate introductions
Monitor progress
© Interface
Case Studies
Quality Scotland
Sitekit Solutions Ltd
The Interface iPhone
app ‘InterfaceOn’ was
released in July 2011
and is available to
download from iTunes
© Interface
SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme
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£1000 - £5000 grant to offset the costs of the collaborative
project with one of Scotland’s HE institutions
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Open to all SMEs with main business operations in Scotland
(SC number)
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Matched scheme, with cash or in-kind
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Quick/simple application process, approx. 2 wks approval
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The project should:
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Lead to new products, services or processes
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Benefit the business, institution and Scottish economy
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Encourage new partnerships and long-term relationships
© Interface
@InterfaceOnline
www.interface-online.org.uk
[email protected]
iPhone app - InterfaceOn
© Interface

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