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Interface administers a number of funding programmes to offset the cost of collaborating with Scotland's universities, research institutions and further education colleges enabling them to develop new products and processes through R&D projects.

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Innovation Vouchers and Further Education Colleges

If you would like to work with a Further Education College on an Innovation Voucher project, you can find further information here

A list of Further Education Colleges can be found here

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Standard Innovation Vouchers

Up to £5,000 of funding aimed at encouraging new business and academic partnerships to drive innovation, leading to new products, services or processes that will benefit the company, university, research institution or further education college and the Scottish economy.

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Student Placement Innovation Vouchers

Up to £5,000 to fund a PhD or Masters student who will work within your organisation on a clearly defined project.

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Follow On Innovation Vouchers

Up to £20,000 of match funding to encourage sustained relationships with academia.

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Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme

Up to £5,000 of funding to help businesses, and academics, prepare applications for the €70 billion Horizon 2020 European Funding programme.

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Interface Food & Drink Funding

Applications for all Interface Food & Drink funding has now ceased. If you would like further information on alternative funding options, then please check out our funding page.

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Additional Funding Streams

The Interface team can discuss a number of different funding opportunities with you so please contact us or, for further information on general funding, visit

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