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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442 design develop solar exhibition stands with Edinburgh Napier University

442 Design

Interface matched 442 with Edinburgh Napier University to create a solar powered display pod for exhibitions and events. The new pods will save energy and reduce carbon emissions inline with 442's CSR policy.

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Emtelle

Global cable management experts, Emtelle were looking to create the next generation of broadband network solutions but required specific recognised expertise already working in the area. With access to key academic institutions, Interface were the ideal solution and were able to quickly put the company in touch with Glasgow Caledonian Univeristy's School of Engineering.

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The Blackwood Foundation

In 2010 The Blackwood Foundation, in collaboration with Capability Scotland, set up workshops in order to ascertain the affects design and technology have on the daily lives of Scotland's disabled population. Interface were able to link them with both the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow in order to officially document and report the findings.

 

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Arriba Marketing

Arriba Marketing

Aberdeen based Arriba Marketing wanted to address what they saw as a gap in the business market: raising awareness of the accessibility issues around websites and in so doing show businesses the potential revenue available in that market. Interface linked them up with The University of the West of Scotland's School of Computing.

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Cooper Software Ltd

Software specialists Cooper Software Ltd needed expertise to help them bring a new service package to market. Interface introduced the company to the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies (SCET).  Led by the University of the West of Scotland, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art, SCET helps by identifying solutions to technical challenges in order for businesses to stay at the cutting edge of digital media and creative industries. 

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Highland Events Limited

Highland Events Limited

Interface linked sports and adventure tourism firm Highland Events Ltd with Glasgow Caledonian University in order to develop an events timing system.

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The Annandale Distillery Limited

The Annandale Distillery Limited

Annandale Distillery required expert knowledge to develop their whisky brand. With access to key academics across Scotland, Interface were able to link the company up with universities in Glasgow and Dundee.

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About Tack

Recognising the limitations of existing saddles, About Tack developed an innovative design which required rigorous testing. Interface linked the firm up with the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Services who provided the ideal research environment.

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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Seeking to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery, they looked to Interface to source world class academic expertise. Interface linked the company with Glasgow Caledonian University in an extensive project which will span five years.

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Flexitricity

Flexitricity

Flexitricity was established to reduce energy costs and improve the environmental performance of the electricity industry. In order to show that they could balance energy efficiency with flexibility they needed specialised sector knowledge. With their access to academic expertise, Interface knew that the University of Edinburgh would be an ideal match.

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