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How Interface can help with Environmental and Forestry Innovation 

Scotland’s environment and forests are a vital natural asset. If they are looked after and well managed they can produce a huge range of benefits for Scotland’s economy and people. For this sector to thrive it is key that environmental innovation, and forestry innovation is at the heart of the industry.

 

If you are an organisation within these sectors looking to improve your data, processes, forecasting or asset management academia could be a starting point for you to reevaluate, streamline and improve your product or service.

 

Environmental Innovation:

Recent projects have seen companies looking to academia for expertise, technologies and facilities. Here are a few examples of how Interface can help with Environmental Innovation:

  • Research of environmental impacts, woodland creation and urban settings 
  • Designing processes where energy efficiencies and cost savings can be made
  • Utilise cutting edge technology to help with asset monitoring
  • Assessing impacts of climate change and creating prediction models
  • Study of threats from pests, diseases and climate change
  • Assist with asset and management planning
  • Engineering & electronics – designing of tools, robotics, process monitoring with cross – disciplinary collaboration

Forestry Innovation:

Recent projects have seen companies looking to academia for expertise, technologies and facilities. Here are a few examples of how Interface can help with Forestry Innovation:

  • Research of environmental impacts, woodland creation and urban settings 
  • Expertise within specialist areas: marine, chemistry, environmental quality, ecology and hydrology
  • Monitoring of habitats, wildlife and plant life
  • Study of threats from pests, diseases and climate change

 

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Recent Environmental and Forestry Innovation Case Studies

Sustainable Thinking Scotland Community Interest Company (STS CIC) paired with the University of the Highlands & Islands, University of Strathclyde

  • STS CIC wanted to engage with academic expertise to advance their production of biochar whilst also ensuring effective regulatory standards were put in place governing its manufacturing and subsequent use. Discover the full Case Study here.

Creative Carbon Scotland paired with Robert Gordon University and University of Strathclyde

  • Creative Carbon Scotland are among several organisations who have worked on projects with embedded artists to address environmental sustainability and climate change. Discover the full Case Study here.

 

Specialist Facilities 

Turning your concept into reality, no matter your sector or what material you have designed your product for, is possible through the vast range of specialist facilities and supporting technical resource. Explore some options which may help those in the environmental and forestry innovation sectors:

  • Greenhouses: Greenhouses, GroDomes, glass houses and plant growth chambers are designed to create specific environmental conditions all year round.
  • Clean Labs: Clean labs or clean rooms offer facilities that have controlled levels of contamination free from microbial, particulate and moisture impurities.
  • Wave Simulators: Wave simulators and water tanks mimic aquatic conditions including wave and tidal currents providing a controlled and safe environment for product testing.

 

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For further information and to find out how Interface can help with your product, service or idea simply contact us. A member of our Business Engagement team would be delighted to help.