Nicola Dames, Vanilla Blush, with colleagues and her line of medical lingerie

Vanilla Blush

Interface matched medical lingerie business, Vanilla Blush, with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to support the development of a new line of underwear for men and women living with a colostomy, ileostomy or a urostomy. In particular, the research looked at support garments during physical activity, to reduce the risk of hernia in people who have a bowel stoma. 

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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Seeking to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery, they looked to Interface to source world class academic expertise. Interface linked the company with Glasgow Caledonian University in an extensive project which will span five years.

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Flexitricity

Flexitricity

Flexitricity was established to reduce energy costs and improve the environmental performance of the electricity industry. In order to show that they could balance energy efficiency with flexibility they needed specialised sector knowledge. With their access to academic expertise, Interface knew that the University of Edinburgh would be an ideal match.

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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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