Case Studies

Food testing

Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group for Food & Drink

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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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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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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Ecometrica

A Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher follow on fund was awarded to Ecometrica and Dr Edward Mitchard from the University of Edinburgh for a project titled Earth Observation support for assessing the performance of the UK government’s International Climate Fund forest projects.

This follow on funding allowed Dr Mitchard to undertake additional analysis over Brazil to test the suitability of different earth observation satellite products for monitoring forest change.

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Interface partnered the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with Edinburgh Napier University to work on a collaborative project to define and provide a design and integration roadmap for the digital and multisensory augmentation of the audience to add a new, never before experienced dimension to an already world leading production.

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James Frew Ltd

James Frew Ltd

James Frew Ltd was awarded a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher*, administered by Interface, which gave them the opportunity to collaborate with West College Scotland to develop a new innovative training planning process, including the monitoring of certification renewals, development of individual training plans and the measurement of the impact of training through AMI (Achievement Measurement Indexing). 

 

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