Case Studies

KINGDOM Scotland Ltd

University of St Andrews Creative Industries, Tourism, Other Industries Standard Innovation Vouchers

KINGDOM Scotland collaborated with the University of St Andrews to draw on the rich flavours and textures of Scotland’s cultural heritage – from landscape and mythology to whisky distilling and the history of perfume in Scotland – to inspire and develop a luxury brand of perfume.

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Bubbal is a location-based mobile service where people save, discover and share what's important in the places they visit. The company knew that they needed to develop a more robust mechanism for predicting the content that was going to be most interesting to the user, so contacted Interface for assistance.  Interface put them in touch with the University of Glasgow where there was a dovetail fit between the academic's interests and research and the company’s business objectives.

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Started by Susan ‘Sooz’ Chirino, Sansooz is a fashion apparel company keen to help the fashion conscious become more safety conscious, without having to compromise on style.

Sooz originally contacted Business Gateway in Aberdeen City who, on hearing about her specific research and development needs, put Sooz in touch with Interface – The knowledge connection for business, knowing that they would be able to search out the best academic expertise from across Scotland.


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Jump Research

Edinburgh-based research firm, Jump Research was set up by Louise Fraser in 2012 to bridge a gap between a full service market research agency and a consultancy. Louise saw a potential gap in the market for a mobile research unit and approached Edinburgh Napier University to explore the opportunity.

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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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Health Science Solutions

Health Science Solutions (HSS) are a Scotland wide life science company based in Inverness. Having had success working with Interface- The knowledge connection for business, when they worked with Aberdeen University on an ultrasound project, HSS knew the benefits of working with Academia and approached Interface for further assistance.

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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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Gaia Wind's Self Raising Tower in action

Gaia Wind

Originally established in Denmark, now based in Glasgow, Gaia Wind Ltd are tackling rural wind power generation one innovative solution at a time.

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Tsarina Imperial Log Cabin

Tsarina Imperial Dacha

Tsarina Imperial Dacha designs and manufactures real log cabins and homes from solid round logs - they recently developed a range of natural wood preservatives and fire retardants but needed to prove product efficiency and performance. Interface connected them to the University of Strathclyde who had the right academic and industry standard equipment and techniques to test the new wood preservative.

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Solar Bear is an award winning multi discipline theatre company, with charitable status, based in Glasgow.

Solar Bear

Thanks to Innovation Voucher funding Solar Bear has created a 10 week pilot to test the concept of a deaf theatre short course. The success of this pilot led to the creation of a full short course and summer school programme. Now in its second year the short courses run 40 weeks of the year and now have 9 regular student participants.

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LoadFast Systems develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

LoadFast Systems

LoadFast Systems is a global Engineering and Manufacturing company that develops bespoke solutions to businesses in the construction and processing industries for the efficient handling of materials teams up with GCU to develop a new technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

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