Case Studies

Horses and Hydroponics

Food & Drink Standard Innovation Vouchers

Funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, a report was commissioned to cover the environmental, financial, and practical elements involved in growing hydroponic grass in Scotland and the wider UK to support the desire of horse owners to grow high quality feed at an affordable and sustainable level.  This system would help and encourage the use of poorer quality land to support horses and other animals, potentially opening up opportunities for an increase in horse ownership. 

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The Annandale Distillery Limited

The Annandale Distillery Limited

Annandale Distillery required expert knowledge to develop their whisky brand. With access to key academics across Scotland, Interface were able to link the company up with universities in Glasgow and Dundee.

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About Tack

Recognising the limitations of existing saddles, About Tack developed an innovative design which required rigorous testing. Interface linked the firm up with the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Services who provided the ideal research environment.

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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Seeking to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery, they looked to Interface to source world class academic expertise. Interface linked the company with Glasgow Caledonian University in an extensive project which will span five years.

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Flexitricity

Flexitricity

Flexitricity was established to reduce energy costs and improve the environmental performance of the electricity industry. In order to show that they could balance energy efficiency with flexibility they needed specialised sector knowledge. With their access to academic expertise, Interface knew that the University of Edinburgh would be an ideal match.

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Fast-Answers

Fast-Answers could be today's answer to more efficient transport planning, internationally. Recognising that their product needed academic level product development and testing, the company got in touch with Interface- the knowledge connection for business- who then introduced them to Edinburgh Napier University.

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The Emotional Sciences

Having developed innovative software which could analyse a person's emotion at any given point, Emotional Sciences were keen to test the commercial viability of their new product. Interface, with access to a range of expertise, were able to link the company with the University of Edinburgh's Business School who identified great potential.

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Design LED Products (DLP)

Realising that their highly successful lighting products could be reaching new markets, Livingstone based Design LED Products (DLP) got back in touch with Interface to help them again, this time sourcing academic expertise who could help them communicate and showcase their products more effectively.

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DanMedical Ltd

Inverness based DanMedical Ltd had a product that would prove highly valuable to the healthcare market. Interface connected them with the University of Glasgow whose specialist expertise provided the missing link in readying the product for market.

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Peacock Salt

Peacock Salt

Peacock Salt turned to Scotland’s academic sector to help in the technical challenge of designing a new, natural, green and economically viable method to make (sea) salt domestically.

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Marine Biopolymers Ltd

Marine Biopolymers Ltd had developed a new process for the manufacture of alginate, a key component of brown seaweeds which when transformed into sodium alginate is used in consumer products including ice-cream and olive oil spread. Realising the product's potential for global food and pharmaceutical industries, Interface matched the company with the Univeristy of Strathclyde and the Univeristy of Edinburgh in order to carry out laboratory scale feasibility testing.

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