Interface Multiparty Funding Call 2018/19

Interface Multiparty Funding Call 2018/19

Interface have launched a multiparty funding call for three individual awards of £10,000 – one for each of the following sectors: Creative industries, Food & Drink and Tourism.




Awards will be made for multiparty collaborative projects pursuing the following themes and which will lead to transformation in their sector or sub sector:

Creative industries - Harnessing data

Food & Drink - Integrity across the supply chain

Tourism - Circular economy

These specific themes have been agreed for each sector following consultation with our strategic industry partners. They have been selected as they each align with their sector’s strategic priorities, provide scope for disruptive activity, have transformational potential for the sector (or sub-sector) and align with wider government economic policy.

Groups collaborating on the project must involve a minimum of two companies (i.e. lead company plus one other company) and the academic partner. Each of the three awards will be up to £10,000 in value. This will cover academic project costs (ie time, facilities and consumables) required by the university in order to carry out the project and disseminate the project findings to the wider industry. The award will be paid directly to the university. The companies will contribute an equal value in kind (such as staff time, materials or equipment) and/or in cash.
Companies are encouraged to provide additional funding in cash and in so doing increase the scale of the collaborative project

Potential multi-party groups are encouraged to submit a completed Expression of Interest form electronically by Friday 21st September 2018 at 5pm to

Full details can be found through these guidelines and for further information on how the Interface Sector Engagement team can help establish your group and prepare your submission, please contact: