Interface enables business-academic collaborations for economic and societal benefit.
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Established in 2005, Interface is a central hub connecting organisations from a wide variety of national and international industries to all of Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges.
Facts & Figures
With established links to thousands of world-class leading experts, Interface finds and introduces companies to the perfect academic partner.
Key Stats January 2024
business-led expertise searches sent to academic partners
facilitated business-academic discussions
collaborative business-academic projects initiated
of businesses said that their project would either not have happened or taken longer without support from Interface
of expertise searches identified capability and capacity within partner universities, research institutes and colleges for consideration by the companies
of businesses recorded reduced operating costs, increased productivity, profits, export, turnover and new or safeguarded employment
of first-time company/university collaborations involved companies seeking expertise in a discipline different to their own business sector
During the 2022/2023 period we’ve brokered collaborations to create and protect jobs, deliver new products, processes and services, and increase turnover, profits and productivity for organisations. However, there’s more to the Interface story, read now.