Case Studies

Norscot

Norscot Joinery Ltd

University of Strathclyde Creative Industries, Other Industries Standard Innovation Vouchers

Interface introduced Norscot Joinery Ltd to the University of Strathclyde, who has a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the integration of Building Information Modelling and gaming software, to create a specialised user experience to enable Norscot's clients to virtually experience their bespoke homes through new, innovative smartphone technology.

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KINGDOM Scotland Ltd

KINGDOM Scotland collaborated with the University of St Andrews to draw on the rich flavours and textures of Scotland’s cultural heritage – from landscape and mythology to whisky distilling and the history of perfume in Scotland – to inspire and develop a luxury brand of perfume.

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Horses and Hydroponics

Funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, a report was commissioned to cover the environmental, financial, and practical elements involved in growing hydroponic grass in Scotland and the wider UK to support the desire of horse owners to grow high quality feed at an affordable and sustainable level.  This system would help and encourage the use of poorer quality land to support horses and other animals, potentially opening up opportunities for an increase in horse ownership. 

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The Gorbals Cross Clock Tower

The Gorbals Community Group and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are currently working with many organisations and political bodies exploring the possibility of recreating an old lost Gorbals landmark monument, the Gorbals Cross clock tower and drinking fountain. Partly funded by pooled Scottish Funding Council Innovation Vouchers* awarded to George Taylor & Co, a foundry in Hamilton, and Wireframe Immersive, a 3D visualisation company, Stevie Anderson and Eddie Horn, from GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment, were able to draw up measurements of a replica tower, using state-of-the-art, innovative 3D laser scanning techniques.

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Food testing

Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group for Food & Drink

The Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group for Food & Drink (REIAG) was set up in 2012 as a result of a partnership between Interface Food & Drink, Zero Waste Scotland and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland. The aim was to raise awareness and promote opportunities related to environmental sustainability and to stimulate innovation in the food and drink industry. 

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Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers

With support from a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, Dunnet Bay Distillers collaborated with Heriot-Watt University to generate recipe and process methodology for both a seaweed vodka and seaweed 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.

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Craine Communications

Craine Communications Ltd

Interface matched Craine Communications with Dr Wolf-Gerrit Früh from Heriot-Watt University to explore the possibilities of powering the company's masts using local energy resources.  This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Alison Grieve with G-Hold

G-Hold

Through support from Interface, Alison was successfully matched and chose to collaborate with Dr Ukadike Chris Ugbolue from the University of the West of Scotland, within the Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science to carry out a technical feasibility study on G-Hold, evaluating its performance and examining the effect on the arm, wrist and hand of users.

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Envirocache

Interface connected Envirocache with Robert Gordon University to develop an interactive educational toolkit, aimed a primary age children.  This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher. 

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Capture Mobility

A collaboration with the University of Aberdeen enabled Capture Mobility to identify the means of combating air pollution, whilst also identifying ways of increasing turbine energy efficiency.  This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Flaér

Interface connected Flaér with the University of Glasgow when they were looking to engage with an academic department with full wind tunnel facilities and associated expertise in order to carry out final testing of their new chain performance system to establish what drag it would create on a road bike.

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