Re-Tek

Re-Tek

Interface successfully matched Re-Tek with the University of the West of Scotland, who had expertise in recycling/reclamation of rare earth minerals and in precious metals recovery from electronic waste, to partner in a bid for a €166k tender across four countries in the EU.

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StudioLR

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.

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Borders Journeys

Borders Journeys is a small tourism business based in the Scottish Borders.  When the owner needed a clearer strategic vision for his company and, in particular, wanted to establish if there was a large enough market to merit him spending the majority of his time focusing on ancestral tourism, Interface put him in touch with Queen Margaret University, who embarked on a research project with him.

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Bubbal

Bubbal is a location-based mobile service where people save, discover and share what's important in the places they visit. The company knew that they needed to develop a more robust mechanism for predicting the content that was going to be most interesting to the user, so contacted Interface for assistance.  Interface put them in touch with the University of Glasgow where there was a dovetail fit between the academic's interests and research and the company’s business objectives.

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Jump Research

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.

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Common Interest Group  : Scottish Gold

Working together to create opportunities for your industry

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.

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Health Science Solutions

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.

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Hectares range of Sweet Potato Crisps and Snacks

Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps

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.

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Tsarina Imperial Log Cabin

Tsarina Imperial Dacha

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.

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Solar Bear is an award winning multi discipline theatre company, with charitable status, based in Glasgow.

Solar Bear

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.

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LoadFast Systems develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

LoadFast Systems

LoadFast Systems is a global Engineering and Manufacturing company that develops bespoke solutions to businesses in the construction and processing industries for the efficient handling of materials teams up with GCU to develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

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