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Interface welcomes four new Board members from industry and third sectors

An award-winning scientist is among four new members of the Interface Strategic Board, who took up their new roles this month (November).

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#MatchedByInterface companies in the news

22 November 2021

Here are some companies that Interface have proudly supported.

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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards launched

28 October 2021

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, now it its seventh year, launched today (28 October, 2021) to find and celebrate the exceptional work achieved through academic and business partnerships.

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Opportunity to join Interface Strategic Board

08 October 2021

Interface are seeking up to three new members to volunteer to join Interface’s Strategic Board from November 2021 who have a passion for innovation and collaboration between businesses and higher and further education to enable economic and social impact

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Supporting positive societal and environmental change

28 July 2021

As Scotland looks to recover from the pandemic, the country’s third sector will be central to its renewal – whilst ensuring that it is rooted in a fair and inclusive society. 

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Tales of the unexpected

20 July 2021

Over the last few months, we have all learnt to expect the unexpected. Whilst planning is possible, the ability to flex and adapt is critical.  In the opening remarks to the recently published review of Tertiary Education and Research by Scottish Funding Council, who invest public money to enable Scotland’s colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people, its Chair Dr. Mike Cantlay notes:

We are all operating within a context of unparalleled uncertainty”. 

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Focussed support for the South of Scotland

07 July 2021

South of Scotland Enterprise and Interface have agreed to work together to help deliver collaborations between Scotland’s academic institutions, SME’s and community organisations in the South of Scotland.

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Designing a smart environment for tertiary education in Scotland.

29 June 2021

The Scottish Funding Council has today published their final report of their review of how best they can fulfil their mission of securing coherent tertiary education skills provision and excellence in research and knowledge exchange in these changing times Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability - phase 3 (

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Better public services through innovation

23 June 2021

A partnership to boost public service innovation has been announced today (23, June).

Interface, which matches organisations to universities and colleges for innovative research and development, and CivTech, the Scottish Government’s public services innovation accelerator, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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Matchmaking businesses and academia – Interface inspires

17 May 2021

Interface is a free and impartial service which aims to stimulate demand for knowledge exchange and innovation helping companies to collaborate with academics to solve business challenges.

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Creativity and innovation shine as winners of 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced

21 April 2021

The major COVID-19 testing facility and a camera in a pill for early diagnosis of bowel cancer symptoms, are just two of the winners in Scotland’s premier awards celebrating business-academic knowledge exchange.

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