• Karen Hamilton, Designer and Dressmaker

    This collaboration allowed me to develop a unique and innovative prototype, which can show alternative uses for 3D printing.

    My business has a unique selling point and offers a service that no other dressmaker or designer is currently offering in Scotland.

    Karen Hamilton, Designer and Dressmaker
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  • Dr David McMillan

    This initial project was a great opportunity for Strathclyde to create a new workstream with Renewable Parts. The project enabled the University to apply our expertise in turbine reliability and operations management in a new way, which really made us think about how we process and present this kind of data. The outcomes helped RPL shape their future service offerings – which is a great outcome on its own. But beyond that, the project has led to multiple further collaborations with experts at Strathclyde, including the Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing (SIR). The local supply chain will be crucial to keep wind turbines running, and we are happy to have played a part in facilitating that, in partnership with RPL and Interface.

    David McMillan, Senior Lecturer and Project Leader, University of Strathclyde
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  • Tim Elizondo

    Working with Interface has been really valuable towards my business. Their resources have helped me get in touch with technical experts who were able to take my product to the next level. It's been a great experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of getting involved.

    Tim Elizondo, Founder and Director, Attis Fitness Ltd
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  • Dr Anup Nair

    It’s our pleasure to engage with interesting ideas such as the ones proposed by Claire and her organisation. Also, much of this would not be possible without the pivotal role Interface plays so the positive experience is as much a result of your wonderful team and your combined efforts to bridge these opportunities. So thanks once again.

    Dr Anup Nair, Lecturer in Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde
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  • Claire Weaver

    I just wanted to thank you very much for your help and introduction. Anup seems incredibly competent and the set up at Strathclyde University is truly impressive and inspiring. The whole Interface experience has been very smooth and professional - thank you.

    Claire Weaver, Business Development Manager, ILM Highland
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  • Eona Craig

    I just wanted to feed back on the high quality of service Ruth has offered throughout this experience.  At no point has she ever given us anything less that 100% and even though we are a fledgling organisation she encouraged us to reach beyond our 'new' status and forge early relations with Abertay University, University of the West of Scotland and most recently with the University of Glasgow. We would love to make the most of any other connections but did just want to register our thanks to Interface and Ruth for support in our first year of operation.  Because of their support we have really opened the organisation up to some great research opportunities and partnerships.  You really make brokering those relationships very easy!

    Eona Craig, Articulate Cultural Trust
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  • Chris Ugbolue

    Through the collaboration between the University of The West of Scotland, Interface and G-Hold, evaluating the G-Hold device biomechanically provided an insight into the efficacy and functionality of the invention as a useful product with ergonomic benefits.

    It was a pleasure working on this product within the Biomechanics Laboratory with my students who consented to be participants for the planned feasibility study... They really enjoyed the opportunity to visualize occupational biomechanics in action.

    Dr Chris Ugbolue, Lecturer, School of Science and Sport, University of the West of Scotland
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  • Chris Camilleri

    Interface is a wonderful service, expertly presented and delivered, with real value for companies looking to tap into Scotland’s academic expertise and networks.

    Chris Camilleri, Senior Investment Specialist - Technology & Creative, Scottish Development International
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  • Yekemi Otaru, Founder & Principal Strategist, YO! Marketing

    As a business owner, I juggle many day-to-day operational tasks while nursing a stream of ideas for more strategic advancement.

    It’s given YO! Marketing a significant leap forward to be able to engage with Abertay University with this particular idea.

    Abertay University have the machine learning expertise that YO! Marketing does not have so the collaboration was perfect! We worked well together and I am very excited about the successful project of the initial machine learning model. YO! Marketing is on the way to being one of the most innovative marketing agencies in Scotland.

    Yekemi Otaru, Founder & Principal Strategist, YO! Marketing
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  • Christopher McCann

    We have built a great relationship with UWS across two projects so far and look forward to continuing to build this relationship in the future. We have gained access to world class research expertise and are now looking at the potential to integrate a brand new, completely novel sensor into our device that will have real benefits for patients, health services and snap40. 

    Christopher McCann, CEO, snap40
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  • We would never have been able to afford the type of equipment needed to analyse these muscle groups without the support of Interface introducing us to the University of the West of Scotland.

    The results were crucial in proving our ergonomic benefits to customers, particularly in the US where large organisations are especially careful to protect their employees from risk of ergonomic or muscular skeletal complaints.

    Dr U. Chris Ugbolue was the ideal academic to work on this project due to his extensive knowledge in the area of carpal tunnel syndrome and this study was a world-first. Graphical representations of his study have since been distributed to various partners around the world and we hope to work with Dr Ugbolue on future projects.

    Alison Grieve, CEO and Inventor, G-Hold
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  • Professor Colin Pulham is extremely good at understanding a problem from the perspective of the company and then applying his own intellect, that of his students, the wider resources of the university and its’ academic networks to solving the problem. Colin and his ERI colleagues have been pragmatic and creative in developing the commercial relationship in such a way that it optimises the benefits for all parties.

    Meeting Professor Colin Pulham at University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry in 2010 has led to the most amazing academic-industry partnership and development of what we think is the world’s best, most stable, heat energy storage material.

    Andrew Bissell, Founder & CEO, Sunamp
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  • Paddy Tomkins

    Cybercrime continues to be a top-level threat to the UK generally and has the potential to disrupt commerce, public services and international confidence.
    Thanks to funding from the Scottish Funding Council administered by Interface, we have spent over a year working with our partners in Abertay University and Police Scotland to develop this new learning tool.
    Our innovation has the potential to ensure that communities across Scotland are served by appropriately trained, skilled and confident police officers and staff.

    Paddy Tomkins, QPM Chairman, Droman Crime Solutions
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  • The funding allowed me to kick-start a collaboration between my research group and snap40. It was the first time that I had been awarded funding for a commercialisation project. As an early stage researcher, it was very useful in demonstrating to me how companies and universities can work together with regard to knowledge exchange, intellectual property and commercial needs. The project was a success in that we were able to demonstrate our technology for the snap40 application. We intend to apply for follow-on funding to move the research forward and carry on the snap40/UWS collaboration.

    Dave Hughes, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Computing, University of The West of Scotland
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  • Dr Xavier Bellekens

    This project helped the University of Abertay to expand the research horizon of the machine learning research group into applied machine learning for marketing purposes.

    Dr Xavier Bellekens, Lecturer in Computer Security & Privacy, Abertay University
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  • Colin Pulham

    This is the most rewarding and enriching academic/industrial collaboration that I have been involved in.  It is particularly gratifying to see the impact of fundamental research being applied in real world applications in such a short time.​

    Professor Colin Pulham, Head of the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
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  • I am very happy with the output of the project and I have used their insights for the product road map and in presentations with clients.

    Rossi, Director of Post Graduate Programmes, University of Edinburgh Business School
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  • Alistair Cameron

    We were looking to strengthen our range of microbe-based products in a variety of domestic cleaners and products for tackling specific industrial contamination. Interface linked us to academic partners who helped in the commercial culturing of these microbes, in order to supply a powdered product to Scotmas's commercial operations.

    Alistair Cameron, Managing Director, Scotmas
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  • It was great to see how this collaboration developed from student project to a research collaboration with the benefit of seeing how our research directly impacts the company, helping them to develop and enhance their offering. 

    Together, this project helps address financial inclusion and financial well-being in society by developing an affordability model to help people to find out how much they can comfortably save.

    Raffaella Calabrese, Chancellor's Fellow (Associate Professor), University of Edinburgh, Business School
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