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Interface connects businesses

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.
The 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.
Ivan Wood and Sons Ltd, a Fife based wholesale merchant and fruit and vegetable processor, partnered with Abertay University to develop an affordable, compact starch filtration system, PeelTech, to comply with new legislation that stops food waste from vegetables being deposited in public drains. As a result of the collaboration the PeelTech system is now being sold to other food preparation businesses including fish and chip shops, wholesalers, restaurants and takeaways across the UK.
Click here to see the full range of case studies demonstrating successful business-academic collaborations.