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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Researchers at Strathclyde use Hyperspectral Imaging to test Lightbody cakes

Lightbody

Lightbody, the UK’s leading supplier of celebration cakes, approached Interface looking to extend the shelf life of their products with the goal of reducing waste and increasing their export potential.

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Macphie

Headquartered in Glenbervie near Stonehaven, Scotland, Macphie is the UK’s leading, independent, added-value food ingredients manufacturer, and has been producing premium quality food ingredients and solutions for customers across 40 countries for over 85 years.

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Highland Colour Coaters

Highland Colour Coaters

Highland Colour Coaters was formed in 1978 to provide a galvanizing service across Scotland and has developed a reputation for quality and reliability of service. They partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University to access world leading research facilities addressing an industry-wide challenge, and in the process have made significant cost savings.

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John White and Son Ltd

John White approached Interface - The knowledge connection for business, to get support to develop its mobile weighing systems for a range of vehicle types.

Interface brokered links to David Kennedy, an academic working at University of the West of Scotland School of Engineering and Science. They were awarded grant funding from The Scottish Government under the SCORE programme and the 18 month collaborative project will involve work on a prototype that will herald the next generation of advanced electronic weighing systems and allow the company to further develop its manufacturing capabilities.

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Nairn's Oatcakes Ltd.

Nairn’s wanted to investigate improving the shelf life of its products, particularly where rancidity remains a challenge whilst reducing saturated fats, and ensuring there is no compromise on quality and flavour.

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UWI Technology Ltd

UWI Technology Ltd was set up in 2009 to develop a patent pending elapsed time indicator (ETI) known as the UWI Label.  Inventor Pete Higgins came up with the idea of a smart label which would indicate how long any jar had been opened for and, therefore, whether or not the food inside had gone off.

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Corrour Concepts LLP

Corrour Concepts LLP designed the Ecotrip, a user friendly and inexpensive energy saving device that can supplement any existing domestic central heating control.

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Carbon Diagnostics

Carbon Diagnostics

Carbon Diagnostics required external expertise to facilitate and deliver an online carbon analysis tool.

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Equal Adventure

Equal Adventure had developed and created a prototype of snow board bindings for double leg amputees and needed to complete stringent laboratory based assessments of the prototype to validate the bindings. Interface linked them to the  University of Strathclyde's Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management who undertake the design, development and testing of the product resulting in a working prototype which established the design viability.

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GlobalSports Innovation Ltd

GlobalSports Innovation Ltd

Global Sports Innovation Ltd was created by Scottish rugby coach and inventor, Richie Gray, to pioneer the development of training equipment around the advances in the modern game.

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