Scotland's Energy industry, be it oil & gas or renewables, is recognised around the world for its expertise, experience and the quality of its workforce.
With £30bn to be invested in the sector in Scotland and the opportunity to support 40,000 Scottish jobs by 2020, there has never been a more important time for companies across the supply chain to be innovative and dynamic, with an emphasis on cost reduction.
Developing links with academia can help your business to do all of these things, whether you are already operating in the sector or looking to enter the supply chain.
How we can help
Interface has access to, and work with, hundreds of world leading academics who focus solely on energy related research. Our knowledge of the sector, and our existing relationships, will ensure you are connected to the right expertise wherever you are and whatever your need.
We are also identifying the cutting edge facilities that are available for business use throughout Scotland’s Higher Education Institutes (HEIs). From wave basins and wind tunnels to hydrogen labs and fuel cell testing facilities, Interface are compiling a list of the resources and facilities that can be used by energy businesses to test and develop their ideas.
We also have a dedicated team who are able to identify existing ‘off the shelf’ technologies that are ready for commercialisation; these include but are not limited to:
- Reduced weight foundation structure technology for offshore wind turbines
- Double spiral fuel cell technology that reduces the time and cost of producing fuel cells
- Hydrogen generation technology for renewable energy storage and transmission