The Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher has been awarded to fund a collaboration project between Altitude Thinking and City of Glasgow College to tackle marine pollution by using innovative technology in rivers and canals, capable of monitoring water quality and collection of marine waste.
Mara Seaweed has received a range of grants from £5,000 to almost £400,000 in less than 5 years to become the UK’s leading culinary seaweed provider.Read More
Scotmas is a leading manufacturer of water treatment, hygiene and environmental care products. With a strong and continued commitment to R&D, the company was looking to advance two research projects, one looking at bacteria identification and another on bacteria and virus tests. Following an extensive search of expertise in the field, Interface helped the company to develop active partnerships with several academic institutions.Read More
StudioLR is an award winning design agency based in Leith, Edinburgh.
Dissatisfied with existing ‘way-finding’ products for dementia, and sensing an opportunity for a fresh and novel approach, the company spoke to Interface to access Scotland’s academic expertise to use the latest research to inform their design, ensuring an effective, as well as an attractive, finished product. Interface introduced them to both the universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, where they embarked on a collaborative approach to the project.Read More
Edinburgh-based research firm, Jump Research was set up by Louise Fraser in 2012 to bridge a gap between a full service market research agency and a consultancy. Louise saw a potential gap in the market for a mobile research unit and approached Edinburgh Napier University to explore the opportunity.Read More
Interface Food & Drink (IFD) are having an impact on the industry by focussing on collaboration and in particular Common Interest Groups (CIGs) - drawing individual companies together to benefit from each other’s knowledge as well as that of academics and intermediaries.Read More
Health Science Solutions (HSS) are a Scotland wide life science company based in Inverness. Having had success working with Interface- The knowledge connection for business, when they worked with Aberdeen University on an ultrasound project, HSS knew the benefits of working with Academia and approached Interface for further assistance.Read More
Hectares Food Ltd is a new business set up to produce and sell a range of sweet potato crisps. The market for sweet potato crisps is in its infancy and consumers are starting to understand the health benefits that sweet potatoes have over standard white potatoes.Read More
Tsarina Imperial Dacha designs and manufactures real log cabins and homes from solid round logs - they recently developed a range of natural wood preservatives and fire retardants but needed to prove product efficiency and performance. Interface connected them to the University of Strathclyde who had the right academic and industry standard equipment and techniques to test the new wood preservative.Read More
Thanks to Innovation Voucher funding Solar Bear has created a 10 week pilot to test the concept of a deaf theatre short course. The success of this pilot led to the creation of a full short course and summer school programme. Now in its second year the short courses run 40 weeks of the year and now have 9 regular student participants.Read More