Do you have ambitions for your business, but need expertise to progress?

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Do you have ambitions for your business, but need expertise to progress?

Interface’s free and impartial service has helped hundreds of Scottish organisations of all sizes to become more competitive, more profitable and ultimately more sustainable. Interface connects single or groups of businesses to our world-class academic sector leading to the creation and development of products, services and processes.

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

Read on to discover how Interface has assisted some tourism, food and drink and hospitality businesses to develop their ideas.

Borders Journeys was connected to Queen Margaret University through Interface to research the ancestral tourism market in Scotland. This informed the strategic direction for this successful tour company. The attractions of Tomintoul and Glenlivet Trust, Jupiter Artland and Timespan have all benefitted from academic expertise to harness digital technologies to enhance their visitor experience. 

It’s been a really fantastic process in lots of ways for us as an organisation. It’s made us question. It’s made us develop. It’s made us professionalise. There have been all sorts of ways we have had to move things forward and grow.

Diana McMicking Education Director Jupiter Artland

Equal Adventure develops equipment, information and resources with the aim of making outdoor adventure, fieldwork and active lifestyles accessible regardless of disability. Interface matched their social enterprise with University of Strathclyde to complete stringent laboratory tests on their prototype of snow board bindings for double leg amputees.

Dunnet Bay Distillers initially collaborated with Heriot-Watt University to help develop their seaweed vodka and gin. They then went on to work with the University of Aberdeen, the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the Highlands and Islands on various projects partnered by Interface.

Interface works with you to understand your ideas, translate your brief and connect you quickly.

For more information visit and get in touch with Fiona Hutchison.