Case Studies

Ecometrica

University of Edinburgh Other Industries Follow On Innovation Vouchers

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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Tait Enterprise

Tait Enterprise Development Limited

Interface connected Tait Enterprise with the University of Abertay to develop a consultancy tool which will support SMEs to improve the financial performance of their businesses.

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Munepene

Interface partnered the Munepene with the University of St Andrews,  who was able to provide data that demonstrated the performance of micro-share portfolios and gave an independent validation of the performance of Munepene micro-share portfolios against real and historical market data.

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Timespan Museum and Art Centre

Timespan Museum and Art Centre

Interface connected Timespan with academics at St Andrews University to develop a 3D reconstruction of longhouse dwellings and provide an insight in to the lives of ordinary residents in the past.

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Researchers at Strathclyde use Hyperspectral Imaging to test Lightbody cakes

Lightbody

Lightbody, the UK’s leading supplier of celebration cakes, approached Interface looking to extend the shelf life of their products with the goal of reducing waste and increasing their export potential.

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FocalPoint - online business management

Stratile

Established in 2010 Stratile is a strategy and performance consultancy based in Glasgow. Their goal is to help organisations to achieve their strategic objectives through a combination of consulting support services and their unique web-enabled software FocalPoint.

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Macphie

Macphie

For Macphie of Glenbervie a three-month project with the University of Edinburgh, facilitated by Interface – the knowledge connection for business and funded by a modest £5,000 Innovation Voucher, has expanded to more than 15 individual collaborative research projects which have yielded cost savings to the business of many hundreds of  thousands of pounds.

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Highland Colour Coaters

Highland Colour Coaters

Highland Colour Coaters was formed in 1978 to provide a galvanizing service across Scotland and has developed a reputation for quality and reliability of service. They partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University to access world leading research facilities addressing an industry-wide challenge, and in the process have made significant cost savings.

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John White and Son Ltd

John White approached Interface - The knowledge connection for business, to get support to develop its mobile weighing systems for a range of vehicle types.

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Nairn's Oatcakes Ltd.

Nairn’s wanted to investigate improving the shelf life of its products, particularly where rancidity remains a challenge whilst reducing saturated fats, and ensuring there is no compromise on quality and flavour.

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UWI Technology Ltd

UWI Technology Ltd was set up in 2009 to develop a patent pending elapsed time indicator (ETI) known as the UWI Label.  Inventor Pete Higgins came up with the idea of a smart label which would indicate how long any jar had been opened for and, therefore, whether or not the food inside had gone off.

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