Business support 


Interface connects businesses to the right academic expertise for increased innovation leading to the creation and development of new products, services and processes.

With established connections in each of Scotland’s universities and research institutions Interface is able to identify the right expertise, the best technologies and the most relevant facilities and equipment to solve any number of business challenges.

The Interface team, located regionally throughout Scotland, work with businesses to develop their ideas helping to translate them into dynamic briefs for academics.

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

Interface can help organisations access a range of funding options to offset the cost of their project and with team members on the ground they can help businesses wherever they are, whatever their need.

The Interface Specialist Facilities showcase promotes the range of facilities and equipment which are available throughout Scotland’s universities and other research institutes to support commercial research and development activities.

For more information visit www.interface-online.org.uk 

University Technology

University Technology is a unique collaboration and showcase of new technology opportunities from all of Scotland’s 19 member universities. The easy to use website provides a single location to enable companies and investors from business and industry to find new and exciting technology transfer opportunities for which universities are seeking commercial collaboration.

Using University Technology’s web portal aims to simplify the technology transfer process and make it even easier for businesses to work with Scotland’s universities:

  • All technology opportunities in one convenient location
  • Opportunities from a wide technology base across all sectors
  • Simple searchable database
  • Automatic email alerts
  • Standardised set of agreements



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