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SFC blogs published since 2018 are available to view below. See SFC archived content for earlier blogs.

29 Sep 2021

Supporting Research and innovation in the time of COVID

Author: Ritchie Somerville and Gemma Cassells, Data-Driven Innovation initiative (DDI)

Ritchie Somerville and Gemma Cassells explain how SFC funding helped the University of Edinburgh stimulate innovation aimed at regional recovery in response to the pandemic.
29 Sep 2021

Supporting Research and innovation in the time of COVID

Author: Ritchie Somerville / Gemma Cassells, Data-Driven Innovation initiative (DDI)

Cunntas le Ritchie Somerville agus Gemma Cassells mu ciamar a chuidich maoineachadh SFC le Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann a bhith a’ brosnachadh ùr-ghnàthachas airson ath-shlànachadh roinneil mar fhreagairt don ghalar mhòr-sgaoilte.
20 Aug 2021

Going with the Flow

Author: Alison Wood, CEO of Floco

Alison’s social enterprise company has a global mission and her ambitions have been supported through collaboration with college and university partners. She is interviewed here by @InterfaceOnline
22 Jul 2021

Responding to the Pandemic through Upskilling

Author: Dr Gill Murray, Deputy Principal (Enterprise and Business), Heriot-Watt University

Dr Gill Murray of Heriot-Watt University discusses how they are using SFC’s Upskilling Fund to help come out of the global pandemic.
16 Jul 2021

Post pandemic, we can’t afford to ration innovation

Author: Jenny Jamieson, Policy Officer, Scottish Funding Council

SFC’s Jenny Jamieson makes the case for a larger and more diverse community of innovators
17 Jun 2021

Working with local business to reduce emissions and learn about electric vehicles

Author: Steve Swinley, Head of Curriculum and Quality for Engineering, Dundee & Angus College

How Dundee & Angus College have worked with local businesses to reduce emissions.
03 Jun 2021

Supporting student entrepreneurship at NCL

Author: Ross Brand, Learner Engagement Officer, New College Lanarkshire

Ross Brand discusses how NCL has supported student entrepreneurship and how this evolved throughout lockdown.
19 May 2021

Understanding and shaping the world through numbers

Author: Steve Riddell, Scottish Funding Council, Senior Policy/ Analysis Officer

An SFC insider talks us through why maths and numbers are so important this National Numeracy Day.
12 May 2021

Scotland’s colleges collaborate on new national #ChooseCollege campaign

Author: Wendy Grindle, Head of Marketing and Development, College Development Network

Wendy Grindle outlines how CDN have been successfully running their #ChooseCollege campaign this spring.
17 Mar 2021

Upskilling: Where one size does not always fit all

Author: Donella Beaton, Associate Vice-Principal, Business and Economic Development, Robert Gordon University

Donella Beaton outlines how RGU has used SFC’s Upskilling Fund to respond to some of the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.