Case Studies

Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers

Food & Drink Standard Innovation Vouchers

With support from a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, Dunnet Bay Distillers collaborated with Heriot-Watt University to generate recipe and process methodology for both a seaweed vodka and seaweed gin.  They then went on to work with the University of Aberdeen, the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the Highlands and Islands on various projects partnered by Interface.

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Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group for Food & Drink

The Resource Efficiency Industry Advisory Group for Food & Drink (REIAG) was set up in 2012 as a result of a partnership between Interface Food & Drink, Zero Waste Scotland and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland. The aim was to raise awareness and promote opportunities related to environmental sustainability and to stimulate innovation in the food and drink industry. 

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Sgaia Foods Ltd

Interface connected Sgaia Foods with the team at Food Innovation @ Abertay (FIA) to collaborate on a project for the development of a gluten-free range of their vegan products. This project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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Bon Accord

Interface connected Bon Accord to Food Innovation at Abertay (FIA), who has the technical expertise as well as industry and consumer knowledge to assist Bon Accord in its development of a range of premium, carbonated soft drinks.

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Plan Bee

Plan Bee was created to help reverse the worrying decline in the UK bee population and allow landowners and organisations to highlight, and increase, their sustainability credentials by adopting a Honey Bee Colony.  They worked with Food & Health Innovation Service, the University of Glasgow and the University of Abertay for help in developing their product.

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Coast and Glen

Coast & Glen is a fish merchant who sells online subscriptions to a home delivered ‘Fishbox’.  Coast and Glen were looking for an academic collaboration to develop algorithms to ensure that as they scale up their operation and number of customers, they are able to produce the same high quality product, with freshness and fast turnover of stock being the key.  This algorithm would 'virtually' prepack customers’ orders in advance and give an order list for when the company is buying fish at the market.

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Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd

Interface connected Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd with the University of Abertay who, with support from KTP funding, were able to develop an affordable starch filtration system design that would comply with new legislation coming into force.

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Mara Seaweed - Funding supports sustainable seaweed growth.

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.

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Common Interest Group  : Scottish Gold

Working together to create opportunities for your industry

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.

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Hectares range of Sweet Potato Crisps and Snacks

Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps

Hectares Food Ltd is a new business set up to produce and sell a range of sweet potato crisps.  The market for sweet potato crisps is in its infancy and consumers are starting to understand the health benefits that sweet potatoes have over standard white potatoes.

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IQ Chocolates develop healthy chocolate bars

IQ Chocolates

Interface matched IQ Chocolates to Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen to get the nutritional know to become Scotland's first 'bean to bar' chocolate manufacturer.

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