Creative Industries

Interface provides Creative Industries Support

Scotland’s creative industries sector employ over 60,000 people across more than 8,000 businesses and is made up of 13 distinct sectors – advertising, architecture, art and antiques, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, performing arts, publishing, software and computer services, TV and radio. Interface are proud to offer the creative industries support through knowledge exchange with Scotland’s finest education institutes, as well as facilitating funding from the Scottish Funding council.

How Interface can help

If you are working within the creative industries with a desire to develop an idea, create a product or realise an idea, Interface can offer collaboration with Scottish academics and experts. These connections can be a great starting point for you to re-evaluate, streamline and improve your product or service.

Scotland has a wealth of academic experts and facilities useful to the creative sector that can help with new product development and brand management through to sustainability, business strategy, design and engineering. Individuals to large companies can benefit from the creative industries support available, including:

  • Advertising – Are you interested in accessing creative thinking to help develop your brand?
  • Music – Are you in the music industry and looking to access the latest computing expertise which could help you maximise online sales and tap into new markets?
  • Textiles – Are you aware of the extensive research taking place in this area from digital printing to environmental issues and sustainability in textile products and systems?
  • Crafts – Have you considered using 3D modelling to bring your bespoke designs to life for prospective customers?
  • Architecture – Are you looking to understand the latest low carbon options in building design?
  • Film, TV & radio – Are you looking to discover the latest technology advances in augmented reality?
  • Art & Antiques – Did you know that there is currently research being undertaken into the use of technology as a means of preserving works of art?
  • Publishing – Looking to use technology to make your e-books more interactive and engaging?
  • Software & Computer Services – Interested in accessing the latest research and activity in 3D modelling and motion capture?
  • Performing arts – Have you considered using arts and culture as a means of social regeneration?
  • Design – Did you know that Universities have the latest facilities in rapid prototyping facilities?

Creative Industries Support: Case Studies 

Recent projects have seen companies looking to academia for expertise, technologies and facilities including:

  • Johnstons of Elgin paired with Heriot-Watt University and University of Strathclyde

Interface matched Johnstons of Elgin with Heriot-Watt University to analyse their energy usage across the main business units of dyes, weaving, logistics, finishing and yarns. The company was subsequently matched with the University of Strathclyde to research innovative techniques and technologies for objectively measuring the finish attributes of its woven cashmere pieces. Discover the full Case Study.

  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo paired with Edinburgh Napier University

Interface partnered the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with Edinburgh Napier University to work on a collaborative project to define and provide a design and integration roadmap for the digital and multisensory augmentation of the audience to add a new, never before experienced dimension to an already world leading production. Discover the full Case Study.

Specialist Facilities 

Turning your concept into reality, no matter your sector or what material you have designed your product for, is possible through the vast range of specialist facilities and supporting technical resource. Explore some options which may be of benefit if you are looking for creative industries support:

  • Animation – Digital media is fast growing and Scotland is world renowned for its animation and gaming expertise. Within the university based animation studios there is a vast range of equipment including specialised software, green screens for visual effects and 3D motion capture.
  • Multimedia Studios – Dedicated studio facilities for video and audio production offer up-to-date digital industry standard equipment including purpose built newsrooms and acoustic labs.
  • Virtual Reality – Virtual reality is a rapidly growing industry and Scotland has cutting edge facilities to support research and product development across sectors such as gaming, medicine and training.

Interface Free and Impartial Services

For further information and to find out how Interface can help provide creative industries support for your product, service or idea simply contact us. A member of our Business Engagement team would be delighted to help!