The ABCs….and Ds of Success
Alpacas, branding, collaboration……and diversification are the keys to success for a Borders’ based company.
Beirhope Alpacas are a family-owned smallholding located in the stunning Cheviot Hills. They started operating in 2017 with five alpacas and 12 acres of smallholding. Since then, the business has thrived and managed to withstand the COVID-19 crisis.Read More
Funded by a SFC Innovation Voucher, Trellis collaborated with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to investigate a technical solution that would provide access to a database system across multiple platforms, connecting remote therapeutic gardening practitioners.
Funded by a £5,000 Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher grant, StEP Podiatry embarked on a project with the University of Strathclyde, giving them access to highly specialised gain analysis equipment which was vital for the development of their preventative screening equipment.Read More
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