The Scottish Government has set a target date for net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. This transition is to benefit the Scottish environment, people and prosperity.
With the Interface mission “To enable business-academic collaborations for economic and societal benefit” the service we deliver and the collaborations we broker have a pivotal role to play in tackling climate change challenges. We have access to hundreds of academic experts and specialist facilities which can positively contribute to the Scottish Government’s Net-Zero Carbon Emission objectives.
In November 2021 Glasgow is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 and this event is driving discussions and an exploration of innovation for net-zero in Scotland.
At the recent event ‘Scotland’s Countdown to COP26’, delivered by Scotland’s Innovation Centres and The Herald in November 2020, 99% of respondents think collaboration is essential in tackling climate change.
Here is a selection of Interface environmental sustainability resources:
The Scottish Food and Drink Net Zero Challenge Fund
The Scottish Food & Drink Net Zero Challenge Fund has been launched awarding funds of up to £10,000 to support businesses to work with academia to improve their environmental sustainability measures. For more information and to apply please click here.
Thought leadership articles
Blog Posts - insights from the Interface team
Case studies - featuring how academics and industry in partnership are enabling a Circular economy.
- Recircle and Heriot-Watt University
- Re-Tek and the University of the West of Scotland
- SMART Plastics project
- Moock Environmental and the University of Dundee
Case studies - demonstrating how academics and industry in partnership are developing disruptive technologies to tackle climate change
- Sunamp and The University of Edinburgh
- Renewable Parts and the University of Strathclyde
- Craine Communications and Heriot-Watt University
- Capture Mobility and University of Aberdeen
- Soltropy and Heriot-Watt University
Case studies - outlining how academics and industry in partnership are increasing efficiencies leading to reduced emissions.
- ThermaFY and Fife College
- Ecometrica and The University of Edinburgh
- Loch Electronics Ltd and Robert Gordon University
- Creative Carbon Scotland and Robert Gordon University and the University of Strathclyde
Case studies - outlining how academics and industry in partnership are protecting and improving natural capital and biodiversity.
- Sustainable Thinking Scotland Community Interest Company and the University of the Highlands & Islands and the University of Strathclyde
- Algae Ltd and Edinburgh Napier University
If you would like further information on how Interface and collaborating with academia could support your Net-zero or climate change challenges please contact us.