Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin

Interface matched Johnstons of Elgin with Heriot-Watt University to analyse their energy usage across the main business units of dyes, weaving, logistics, finishing and yarns.  The company was subsequenly matched with the University of Strathclyde to research innovative techniques and technologies for objectively measuring the finish attributes of its woven cashmere pieces.

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The Emotional Sciences

Having developed innovative software which could analyse a person's emotion at any given point, Emotional Sciences were keen to test the commercial viability of their new product. Interface, with access to a range of expertise, were able to link the company with the University of Edinburgh's Business School who identified great potential.

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Design LED Products (DLP)

Realising that their highly successful lighting products could be reaching new markets, Livingstone based Design LED Products (DLP) got back in touch with Interface to help them again, this time sourcing academic expertise who could help them communicate and showcase their products more effectively.

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DanMedical Ltd

Inverness based DanMedical Ltd had a product that would prove highly valuable to the healthcare market. Interface connected them with the University of Glasgow whose specialist expertise provided the missing link in readying the product for market.

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Peacock Salt

Peacock Salt

Peacock Salt turned to Scotland’s academic sector to help in the technical challenge of designing a new, natural, green and economically viable method to make (sea) salt domestically.

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Highland Fine Cheeses

Looking to develop and launch a new product for the snack market, Tain based Highland Fine Cheeses approached Interface for expert industry guidance. Following an introduction by Interface to the University of Abertay, the company were able to carry out the necessary research. This successful partnership has resulted in the company being approached by a significant supermarket buyer.

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Gill Orde In Catering

Gill Orde in Catering Ltd, based in Kelso, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, was developing an innovative online software programme to fulfill the need for a documented food safety management system which would help catering companies deal with the ongoing demands of European food legislation. In order to prove that the system could be commercially successful, Interface linked Gill up with the University of Strathclyde.

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Robop

Robop

Robop is a unique approach to bird control. Designed to mimic a peregrine falcon in all aspects of sound and movement, it's purpose is to act as a deterrent to other birds on buildings and farmland alike. Keen to ensure Robop was as effective as possible, founder Bob McIntyre contacted Interface who put him in touch with the University of St Andrew's Dr Will Cresswell, an expert in the behavioural ecology of birds.

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Replin

Replin

Replin, the Peebles based materials manufacturer, supplies the international aviation market. Realising the trend towards 'smart' textiles was a key development area they sought out Interface to link them with industry academics to keep them competitive. Their relationship with Robert Gordon University has been a success with the University using their expertise to help the company recruit for product development.

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Scotland

Quality Scotland

Keen to develop an e-learning tool to take their quality management service to rural communities, Quality Scotland asked Interface to source key expertise from Scotland's universities. Interface connected the company with industry leaders North Highland College who have developed with them new materials perfectly suited to their new target market.

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The Medical Device Company

The Medical Device Company specialise in helping clients in the plastics and disposable medical device industry take their ideas from initial concept to production. One of their clients needed a product outside their remit and so the company faced a potentially expensive product development process in an unknown field. Using their current research Napier University were able to save the company time and money by quickly directing them to a more effective industry solution.

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