Case Studies

Alison Grieve with G-Hold

G-Hold

University of the West of Scotland Creative Industries, Engineering and Technology Standard Innovation Vouchers

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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Hectares range of Sweet Potato Crisps and Snacks

Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps

Hectares Food Ltd is a new business set up to produce and sell a range of sweet potato crisps.  The market for sweet potato crisps is in its infancy and consumers are starting to understand the health benefits that sweet potatoes have over standard white potatoes.

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Gaia Wind's Self Raising Tower in action

Gaia Wind

Originally established in Denmark, now based in Glasgow, Gaia Wind Ltd are tackling rural wind power generation one innovative solution at a time.

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Tsarina Imperial Log Cabin

Tsarina Imperial Dacha

Tsarina Imperial Dacha designs and manufactures real log cabins and homes from solid round logs - they recently developed a range of natural wood preservatives and fire retardants but needed to prove product efficiency and performance. Interface connected them to the University of Strathclyde who had the right academic and industry standard equipment and techniques to test the new wood preservative.

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Solar Bear is an award winning multi discipline theatre company, with charitable status, based in Glasgow.

Solar Bear

Thanks to Innovation Voucher funding Solar Bear has created a 10 week pilot to test the concept of a deaf theatre short course. The success of this pilot led to the creation of a full short course and summer school programme. Now in its second year the short courses run 40 weeks of the year and now have 9 regular student participants.

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LoadFast Systems develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

LoadFast Systems

LoadFast Systems is a global Engineering and Manufacturing company that develops bespoke solutions to businesses in the construction and processing industries for the efficient handling of materials teams up with GCU to develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

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IQ Chocolates develop healthy chocolate bars

IQ Chocolates

Interface matched IQ Chocolates to Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen to get the nutritional know to become Scotland's first 'bean to bar' chocolate manufacturer.

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Black & Gold cold pressed rapeseed oil

Black & Gold

Black & Gold receive  Innovation Voucher funding allowing them to work with Queen Margaret University to test the antioxidant and fatty acid profile of their rapeseed oil allowing them to determine the true nutritional benefits.

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Pulsetta wanted to gain a greater understanding of the health and nutrition benefits of their gluten-free and free-from bread products which are made from pulses.

Pulsetta

Pulsetta wanted to gain a greater understanding of the health and nutrition benefits of their gluten-free and free-from bread products which are made from pulses. With assistance from Interface and the FHIS, they were matched with the renowned Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen.

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Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

Scottish Cycling

Interface facilitated a partnership between Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University to develop an innovative interactive prototype App of mountain bike trails across Scotland.

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Johnstons of Elgin approached Interface to understand and reduce their energy and carbon emissions

Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin approached Interface to analyse its energy usage across the main business units of dyes, weaving, logistics, finishing and yarns. Interface matched them to Heriot-Watt University to review strategies that would enable the company to reduce energy costs and understand their carbon footprint.

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