About Us

Interface enables business-academic collaborations for economic and societal benefit.

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Established in 2005, Interface is a central hub connecting organisations from a wide variety of national and international industries to all of Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges.

Based regionally throughout Scotland, Interface works with businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise to help them grow.

With connections into all Scottish universities, research institutes and colleges, Interface has established and efficient processes that will save time and money in finding and accessing academic expertise, research, technologies, specialist facilities and funding.

Interface also facilitates clusters of businesses and academics working together to tackle industry sector challenges leading to transformational outcomes and impacts.

The free and impartial service has helped thousands of organisations to become more competitive enabling them to increase their profits, maximise their export potential and ultimately become more sustainable.

Interface helps organisations identify a range of funding options to offset the cost of their project and with regional team members they help businesses wherever they are, whatever their need.

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Facts & Figures

With established links to thousands of world-class leading experts, Interface finds and introduces companies to the perfect academic partner.

Key Stats November 2023

Annual Impact

During the 2022/2023 period we’ve brokered collaborations to create and protect jobs, deliver new products, processes and services, and increase turnover, profits and productivity for organisations. However, there’s more to the Interface story, read now.

Discover the Interface Annual Review.