Cumbraecraft video game

Cumbraecraft

Interface introduced North Ayrshire Council to the School of Design and Informatics at Abertay University, Europe's top-ranked institution for video games education, to develop a heritage themed interactive game that could be used in both classroom and remotely in a home learning environment.

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Creative Carbon Scotland

Funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, Creative Carbon Scotland collaborated with Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University to prototype the Library of Creative Sustainability hosted on the CCS website: a new digital resource showcasing best practice examples of collaborations between sustainability partners and artists seeking to make the world a better place.

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image of CogniCare app

CogniHealth Ltd

CogniHealth collaborated with the University of the Highlands & Islands to strengthen the monitor-and-track functionality and add interactive features to their healthcare app. 

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Algae Limited

Algae Limited collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University to develop an organic conjugate made from seaweed and Gum Arabic as a novel bioplastic material that could be used as an alternative to traditional plastics.

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Wanlockhead Museum

Wanlockhead Museum

Wanlockhead Museum collaborated with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow as part of the Adopt a Business scheme; a new initiative aimed at boosting the sector’s recovery from COVID-19 by connecting tourism businesses to university academics and students, helping businesses to diversify and adapt to the new environment.​

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The Whithorn Trust

The Whithorn Trust collaborated with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow as part of the Adopt a Business scheme; a new initiative aimed at boosting the sector’s recovery from COVID-19 by connecting tourism businesses to university academics and students for research and development projects; helping businesses to diversify and adapt to the new environment.​

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Smart wheelchair

Phoenix Instinct Limited

Phoenix Instinct Limited collaborated with the University of the West of Scotland to undertake a feasibility study to determine if their idea of incorporating cutting edge smart systems into an old concept – the manual wheelchair - was practical and achievable. 

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image of hands holding a mobile phone with SENSEcity's augmented reality app

SENSEcity Limited

SENSEcity collaborated with The Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation to use augmented reality to bring archive images and animations to life, and embed audio into their travel guidebook app.

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Owners of Beirhope Alpacas with their alpacas

Beirhope Alpacas

The ABCs….and Ds of Success

Alpacas, branding, collaboration……and diversification are the keys to success for a Borders’ based company.

Beirhope Alpacas are a family-owned smallholding located in the stunning Cheviot Hills. They started operating in 2017 with five alpacas and 12 acres of smallholding.  Since then, the business has thrived and managed to withstand the COVID-19 crisis.

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tyres stacked up in landfill

Recircle Ltd

Edinburgh based Recircle has created a breakthrough technology that allows rubber to be effectively recycled into high-quality applications. They collaborated with Heriot-Watt University to develop rapid testing techniques suitable for high throughput screening in industrial application for the vulcanised and devulcanised rubber powders in order to assess the effectiveness of the devulcanisation process. 

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The Scottish Crannog Centre - reconstruction of an ancient dwelling house, built out into Loch Tay on stilts.

Scottish Crannog Centre

The Scottish Crannog Centre, located on Loch Tay in Perthshire, includes a museum, the reconstructed crannog (typically a partially or entirely artificial island, usually built-in lakes and estuarine waters of Scotland) and living history area with interactive demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies from the Early Iron Age. Dr Marco Gilardi, Lecturer, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, undertook a feasibility study and design of a new form of interactive, mixed reality, immersive experience to virtually link past dwellers and present visitors.

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