If you have an idea you want to explore or a product or service you want to develop, there will be a member of Interface’s dedicated business engagement team based locally to you, in both urban and rural locations, that can help your organisation by matching you to world-class skills and academic expertise within Scotland’s universities and research institutes.


Through our established relationships we can connect your organisation to world-class academics, unique technologies and specialist facilities, which can stimulate research and development (R&D), drive business growth and help you to reach new markets.

Interface is the only organisation with access to all of Scotland’s universities and research institutions and our service is entirely free, impartial and confidential.


We will work with you to understand your organisation, translating your brief and connecting you quickly to the expertise and services your organisation requires. For more information visit www.interface-online.org.uk/how-we-can-help

We can advise you of funding opportunities available to help you offset any research and development costs associated with the universities and research facilities.

In addition, we are adept at spotting opportunities and if we see a number of similar business challenges arising in a sector, we can work with those clusters of businesses or organisations to define the project and introduce them to academic expertise.

For more information or to arrange a meeting with our team please Contact Us, we're here to help!