Industry Sectors

Interface has access to hundreds of academic experts and facilities across all disciplines and covering all industry sectors:

Creative Industries

Innovation for Creative Industries

Interface has access to hundreds of academic experts and facilities useful to the creative sector from new product development and brand management through to sustainability, business strategy, design and engineering.


Innovation in energy

Scotland's Energy sector is thriving with huge developments in the Oil & Gas and the Renewables sectors. At Interface we have connections with hundreds of academic experts and unique facilities that will help you to develop your business making you more competitive and profitable.

Engineering and Technology

At Interface we work with hundreds of Engineering and Technology businesses linking them to the academic institutions that are best placed to help them with their research and development needs which in turn can lead to increased sales, turnover, profits and productivity.

Financial Services

Financial services

Financial Services in Scotland - Driving innovation in the financial services sector 

Food & Drink

Interface has access to hundreds of academic experts and facilities useful to the Food & Drink Industry, from new product development and consumer research through to sustainability, waste management and engineering.

Life Sciences

In Scotland, the life science sector is one of our key strengths. It is broad and diverse and there is innovation and expertise in many areas with an emergent digital health segment of this market, where ICT meet healthcare life sciences.

Developing links with academia could help your business grow and expand in this exciting globally trending market.

Other Industries

Interface continues to focus on encouraging and developing innovation in all of Scotland’s key industries through raising awareness of knowledge exchange and facilitating business and academic partnerships.

Social Enterprise & Third Sector

Social Enterprises and organisations in the Third Sector are a crucial part of Scotland's economy and, as with other sectors, Interface are able to provide support so that they too can benefit from academic research and expertise.


Scotland's Tourism industry is thriving and is set for continued growth - there has never been a better time to look at making your business more competitive and Interface can help.