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Moray College to host free business conference


By Jonathan Clark


Moray College UHI is hosting a free conference for business in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Elgin, on August 21.

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The event, put on in partnership with Interface, the Scottish organisation whose role it is to connect business with academia, will take place from 9.15am-2.30pm.

It is designed to bring businesses together with academics to explore ways to help them innovate and grow.

The programme will feature speakers from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Innovate UK and Interface as well as business leaders.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Donna Heddle, director of the Institute of Northern Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands,Dale Ashelford of Springfield Properties and University Vice-Principal and director of the Environmental Research Institute Professor Stuart Gibb. A number of other speakers will attend.

Organiser Allane Hay, deputy head of academic partnerships at Moray College UHI said: "This event is the first in a forthcoming series of events run by Moray College UHI, taking place to support businesses in Moray and beyond to explore ways to innovate, develop and grow with the help of our university. This series will provide great opportunities for discussion and collaboration between our university experts and business."

Interface is funded through the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scotland CAN DO and the Scottish Funding Council and their role is to act as a central hub to connect businesses across Scotland and in all sectors with universities and colleges to help them scale up and grow.

This event has limited places available and is bookable through Event Brite tinyurl.com/rig2019. For more information about future events in the series contact Allane.Hay.Moray@uhi.ac.uk.



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