Highland Boundary

Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply.

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Photo caption: the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

Shortlist for 4th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards revealed

10 January 2019

The cream of collaborations between academia and businesses have been shortlisted by a team of independent judges for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019. 

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Minister discovers wellness company's collaborative journey

18 December 2018

Ivan McKee, MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, visited Interface’s Edinburgh office today (Tuesday, 18 December). He met Interface Director Dr Siobhán Jordan; Louise Arnold, Business Engagement Executive, (Interface); Mykay Kamara, Founder and CEO of Welbot, a company supported by Interface; along with Sam Deere, Chief Technical Officer (Welbot).

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Networks4Learning

Three wise businesses

11 December 2018

At this time of year our thoughts invariably turn to those less fortunate than ourselves,  whether that’s buying charity gifts or cards, making donations, or volunteering our time to worthwhile causes.

Many third sector organisations and social enterprises have great ideas, but don’t have the in-house expertise, resource or funding to take them forward. By working with Interface to identify experts in our world-class universities, research institutes and colleges, these ideas can become reality, with positive impacts for staff, volunteers, and service users.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally opens Roslin Innovation Centre_Credit Scottish Government

Investing in research and innovation

05 November 2018

£5 million to support links between academic research and industry.

Businesses will benefit from investment of £5 million into the national Interface programme, helping to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise.

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Dale Colley

College innovation links reindeer tracking and 3D printed textiles

23 October 2018

Within the last year, Innovation Vouchers valued at more than £24,000 were awarded to fund five individual collaborative projects between Scottish businesses and colleges who have been working hand in hand to develop something new, innovative and often ground-breaking. 

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Blockpass Lab

Blockchain can give us faith in our food

09 October 2018

Edinburgh Napier has joined forces with Eyecademy to use blockchain technology to develop verifiable records for the supply journey of ethically-sourced food.

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Fife MSPs visit award-winning innovate business

Fife MSPs visit award-winning innovative business

05 October 2018

Fife fruit and vegetable retailer, Ivan Wood & Sons, opened its doors to three MSPs on Friday, 5 October to showcase its award-winning innovation, developed in partnership with Abertay University.

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Competition is good for business

02 October 2018

The recently published Programme for Government outlines a bold and inspiring set of ambitions for Scotland, benefitting the wellbeing of its people through a broad range of initiatives and policies.

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Healthcare device with Dundee roots enters V&A

14 September 2018

One of the businesses that Interface has worked with, snap40, is to feature as an “exhibition highlight” in the new V&A Dundee when it opens on Saturday (15 September).

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Abertay student

Abertay to lead multi-million pound games innovation partnership

07 September 2018

Two arts research projects in Scotland are set to receive multi-million pound funding packages as part of an ambitious new development programme.

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