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.Read More
Started by Susan ‘Sooz’ Chirino, Sansooz is a fashion apparel company keen to help the fashion conscious become more safety conscious, without having to compromise on style.
Sooz originally contacted Business Gateway in Aberdeen City who, on hearing about her specific research and development needs, put Sooz in touch with Interface – The knowledge connection for business, knowing that they would be able to search out the best academic expertise from across Scotland.
Edinburgh-based research firm, Jump Research was set up by Louise Fraser in 2012 to bridge a gap between a full service market research agency and a consultancy. Louise saw a potential gap in the market for a mobile research unit and approached Edinburgh Napier University to explore the opportunity.Read More
Interface Food & Drink (IFD) are having an impact on the industry by focussing on collaboration and in particular Common Interest Groups (CIGs) - drawing individual companies together to benefit from each other’s knowledge as well as that of academics and intermediaries.Read More
Health Science Solutions (HSS) are a Scotland wide life science company based in Inverness. Having had success working with Interface- The knowledge connection for business, when they worked with Aberdeen University on an ultrasound project, HSS knew the benefits of working with Academia and approached Interface for further assistance.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More