#MatchedByInterface companies in the news (November 2021)
Here are some companies that we have proudly supported:
- Life sciences firm EnteroBiotix is to expand its headcount after completing a new “world-class” facility at Strathclyde Business Park following the company’s successful £15.6m fundraiser. Interface helped Enterobiotix by connecting them with University of Dundee, as well as by facilitating their receipt of an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council.
- Linlithgow based Calnex Solutions have reported continued growth throughout the pandemic. The company, which works in the telecommunications test and measurement industry, has revealed that their revenue increased 31% year-on-year to the end of March 2021, from £13.7m to £17.9m. Interface worked with Calnex Solutions to facilitate an Innovation Voucher, and establish connections with the University of Edinburgh.
- Interface worked with Dyneval to facilitate a connection with University of Edinburgh, as well as the receipt of an Innovation Voucher. Since then they have received £1.3 million in funding to develop a tech system for analysing semen, with its application within the dairy farming industry improving quality when breeding and saving money.
- Mara Seaweed to benefit from funding over £600,000 from the Scottish Government aimed at supporting the sustainable development of Scotland’s “blue economy”. The Edinburgh based company will use the funding to increase its processing facility and explore new markets. Mara Seaweed have received Innovation Vouchers and funding through their brokerage with Interface, as well as a collaborative connection with the University of the Highlands and Islands.
- Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust (TGDT) secured £507,000 worth of funding to deliver affordable housing for the Tomintoul local community. TGDT worked with Interface, who facilitated a connection on their behalf with Edinburgh Napier University, through this they received an Innovation Voucher granted by the Scottish Funding Council and further funding.
- Through brokerage by Interface, healthtech company PhysioMedics, received an Innovation Voucher, connections with Edinburgh Napier University, and continued investment. The company created PhysioWizard, an online self-assessment tool for people experiencing muscle and back pain bypassing the need for a GP referral. Recent investment of £250k from the Scottish Government and UMi Debt Finance Scotland will help PhysioMedics accelerate its corporate market strategy.
- Elena Höge of Yaldi Games, received $10 000 in prize money for winning the Social Enterprise World Forum’s SAP Global Innovation Award for ‘Wholesome: Out and About’, a video game to inspire children and adults alike to get outside and learn how to forage, cook and interact with the natural environment and lead more sustainable lives. The Edinburgh based company have worked collaboratively with University of Edinburgh and received an Innovation Voucher granted by the Scottish Funding Council as a result of working with Interface.
- Dark Matter Distillers, Scotland’s first rum distillery, has announced it will be selling its first nine bottles of it cask-aged rum via auction. Interface worked with the company to help them receive Food and Drink funding, and a connection with Heriot-Watt University, to make this project possible.
- We’re delighted that two companies Interface has worked with are finalists in Tesco’s Agri T-Jam, held at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. This summit aims to find early-stage innovators that can support the leading UK retailer's supply chain, and help provide affordable, healthy and sustainable food for its customers. The finalists include:
- Greengage: Through brokerage by Interface, Greengage received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council, as well as collaborated on projects with the University of Strathclyde.
- Iceni Earth Ltd: Through brokerage by Interface, Iceni Earth Ltd received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council, as well as collaborated on projects with the University of Stirling.
- Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth entrepreneurial talent. This year we’re delighted that so many companies Interface have supported have made the finals. Good luck to all the following:
- Crack Map Ltd
- Gigged AI Ltd
- Jump Ship Brewing Ltd
- Loch Electronics
- Riixo Recovery