Support for businesses in the north-east and across the Highlands and Islands has been strengthened with two new appointments by Interface, which connects organisations and companies to academic expertise for research and development projects.Read More
16 January 2017
First Minister opens new funding for communities and third sector.
The Growing the Social Economy Programme will enable third sector organisations to try new ideas and approaches by collaborating with research organisations or supporting people to improve their skills.Read More
07 December 2016
By Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface
Rarely a day goes by without an announcement about a ground-breaking development to improve our population’s health: life-enhancing medicines, technology or treatments to tackle 21st Century health issues, such as dementia, obesity, diabetes and cancer.Read More
06 October 2016
We have launched the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 which recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.Read More
28 September 2016
Pea and ham, from a chicken? Now that’s clever. For those old enough to remember, these were the words uttered in the classic advert from the 1980s for Knorr Stock Cubes.
It reminds me of the unusual solutions which can arise out of business-academic collaborations matched by Interface - almost three-quarters of businesses we work with are partnered with university disciplines outwith their own industry sector.Read More
30 June 2016
So often lack of resources within businesses means that an idea stays on the drawing board, even if it hinders business growth, but thanks to a number of initiatives linking businesses with universities, the option to work with Scotland’s top-class students from a diverse range of disciplines is more accessible than ever.Read More
15 June 2016
Interface has emerged over the last decade as a successful broker in matching the skills and expertise of Scottish higher education with innovative businesses needing specific help to grow. Here, its director Siobhán Jordan reflects on how Interface’s own development has been mirrored by the growth of Scotmas, in discussion with its managing director Alistair Cameron.Read More
25 May 2016
Two highly innovative collaborations have won Interface Food & Drink’s legacy competition providing funding of £88,000 towards industry–academic projects.
One project will test the innovative application of pyrolysis in converting waste plastic in the farming industry while the other will test the viability of using commercially produced seaweed in animal feeds.Read More