Case Studies

Horses and Hydroponics

Food & Drink Standard Innovation Vouchers

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. 

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Adrok develops new mapping technology

Adrok Ltd

Groundbreaking research conducted by leading Scottish academics and an Edinburgh imaging technology firm could revolutionise the way we currently map the Earth’s crust and help to determine earthquakes in the future.

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Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd

Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd

International food and drink processing is being revolutionised with Scottish technology from Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd which maximises the shelf life, flavours and nutritional quality of everyday products. Following an introduction by Interface to Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University (QMU) a long term and sustained partnership was established.

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Oyster Wave Energy Converter

Aquamarine Power

Aquamarine Power were able to increase the economic viability of their Oyster device through academic investigation into alternative building materials. Interface introduced the firm to the University of Edinburgh, globally recognised for its achievements in research and development of wave energy technology.

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Affirmints, quality mints in specialised packaging

Affirmints

Glasgow based Affirmints import and export high quality mints in specialised packaging.

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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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