Case Studies

Craine Communications

Craine Communications Ltd

Heriot-Watt University Energy, Engineering and Technology Standard Innovation Vouchers

Interface matched Craine Communications with Dr Wolf-Gerrit Früh from Heriot-Watt University to explore the possibilities of powering the company's masts using local energy resources.  This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Sgaia Foods Ltd

Interface connected Sgaia Foods with the team at Food Innovation @ Abertay (FIA) to collaborate on a project for the development of a gluten-free range of their vegan products. This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Bon Accord

Interface connected Bon Accord to Food Innovation at Abertay (FIA), who has the technical expertise as well as industry and consumer knowledge to assist Bon Accord in its development of a range of premium, carbonated soft drinks.

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Space Budgie

Space Budgie, a games development studio, collaborated with Abertay University to better understand how Glitchspace, a video game where players use visual programming to solve puzzles as a learning tool, could be best tailored to fit the needs of the educational sector.

 

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Sam Foster Architects

Funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, administered by Interface, Sam Foster Architects collaborated with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art to undertake a Building Performance Evaluation process that would develop an evidence-based design approach.

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Snap40

Snap40 collaborated with the University of the West of Scotland to incorporate an ultrasound measurement into their medical device for non-invasively monitoring hydration levels in a patient.

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Plan Bee

Plan Bee was created to help reverse the worrying decline in the UK bee population and allow landowners and organisations to highlight, and increase, their sustainability credentials by adopting a Honey Bee Colony.  They worked with Food & Health Innovation Service, the University of Glasgow and the University of Abertay for help in developing their product.

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Uan Wool

Uan Wool is an Angus based, family run business producing and manufacturing pure 100% natural, luxury Scottish woollen cushion pads, pillows and bedding products.
They were seeking an academic group to assist in the technical development of the wool wadding required for their product prototypes.
With help from Interface, Uan Scotland, was successfully matched with Dr Lisa McIntyre from the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University who had the crucial expertise in this field. This research project was funded by a £5k Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Coast and Glen

Coast & Glen is a fish merchant who sells online subscriptions to a home delivered ‘Fishbox’.  Coast and Glen were looking for an academic collaboration to develop algorithms to ensure that as they scale up their operation and number of customers, they are able to produce the same high quality product, with freshness and fast turnover of stock being the key.  This algorithm would 'virtually' prepack customers’ orders in advance and give an order list for when the company is buying fish at the market.

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Company Connecting

Company Connecting were looking to create a new online platform for matching businesses based on requirements.  In order to develop a prototype for this platform, expertise in interactive search and interface design was essential.  After being referred by Business Gateway, Interface matched the company with Dr Martin Halvey from the University of Strathclyde, who had such knowledge.

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Scotlab

Scotlab, based in Glasgow, has worked with Scottish universities to develop the Altium-i10 a devise which simulates the effects of extreme altitudes for use in the sports and fitness markets.

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