Case Studies

Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers

Food & Drink Standard Innovation Vouchers

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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Macphie

Headquartered in Glenbervie near Stonehaven, Scotland, Macphie is the UK’s leading, independent, added-value food ingredients manufacturer, and has been producing premium quality food ingredients and solutions for customers across 40 countries for over 85 years.

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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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Corrour Concepts LLP

Corrour Concepts LLP designed the Ecotrip, a user friendly and inexpensive energy saving device that can supplement any existing domestic central heating control.

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Carbon Diagnostics

Carbon Diagnostics

Carbon Diagnostics required external expertise to facilitate and deliver an online carbon analysis tool.

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Equal Adventure

Equal Adventure had developed and created a prototype of snow board bindings for double leg amputees and needed to complete stringent laboratory based assessments of the prototype to validate the bindings. Interface linked them to the  University of Strathclyde's Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management who undertake the design, development and testing of the product resulting in a working prototype which established the design viability.

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GlobalSports Innovation Ltd

GlobalSports Innovation Ltd

Global Sports Innovation Ltd was created by Scottish rugby coach and inventor, Richie Gray, to pioneer the development of training equipment around the advances in the modern game.

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Tio Ltd

Tio Ltd

Tio Ltd approached Interface looking to evaluate the methane yield created by food and farm waste and to investigate the feasibility of creating an anaerobic digestion plant onsite. 

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