Go Upstream

Go Upstream

Interface introduced Go Upstream to the OPENspace Research Centre, based at the universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, to evaluate their project of bringing disabled people together with transport staff to explore connections from rail stations to ferry terminals, and then collaboratively design solutions to these challenges. 

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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. 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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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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Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd

Interface connected Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd with the University of Abertay who, with support from KTP funding, were able to develop an affordable starch filtration system design that would comply with new legislation coming into force.

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Investors in People Scotland

Investors in People Scotland approached Interface directly, to seek help in finding an academic partner to undertake the research. The Interface team worked with them to develop a project brief which then was sent on to a range of universities and research institutions across Scotland. Thanks to Interface matchmaking service and having well established access to all world class academic expertise, the team completed a comprehensive search and managed to quickly identify the best academic match from across all disciplines.

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Soltropy

Stuart Speake founded Soltropy Ltd in 2012 to bring to market an innovative solar thermal panel system. Interface put the Glasgow-based company in touch with the Energy Academy at Heriot-Watt University and, with support from a £5,000 Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, the academic was able to provide solid data on the overall solar thermal panel system performance, indicating clear ideas where the design could be modified.

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ARMED (HAS Technology)

Delivering the right care at the right time. HAS Technology received SFC Innovation Voucher and Follow-On Innovation Voucher funding to develop their ARMED (Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Detection) service, working with Edinburgh Napier University to develop their existing technology and gather more data on the needs of vulnerable service users. This enabled ARMED to assess the likelihood of the onset of illness which can support healthcare providers to improve the quality of their service. The company subsequently worked with the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) to mine data, crossing the boundary between health and social care. 

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Jupiter Artland - Art garden grows with academic input

What started as a one-off digital project funded by an Innovation Voucher has led to an ongoing relationship between a unique 100-acre contemporary sculpture garden and Edinburgh Napier University.

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Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust

Interface help community trust use digital technology to bring local history to life.

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