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#MatchedByInterface companies in the news (April 2022)

Here are some companies that we have proudly supported:

 

  • Mocean Energy design and deliver wave energy converter solutions, and recently received an investment of £730,000 from Old College Capital (OCC). This money will accelerate the commercial roll-out of the company’s ground-breaking wave energy technology. Interface brokered a connection for Mocean Energy with the University of Edinburgh to work on a collaborative project, they also received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council. 

 

  • Livingston-based rum distillery, Matugga Distillery Ltd, has raised £300,253 as part of its first equity crowdfunding campaign and added more than 200 new shareholders. This is great news for the UK’s first black, female-owned distillery. Interface were delighted to work with Matugga after they reached out to us for an academic connection. We paired them with Heriot-Watt University, through this relationship they also received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council and further funding. 

 

  • In March, Legasea secured funding from Scottish Enterprise, to develop their innovative Shore to Store service whilst creating green jobs. Legasea plans to invest £1.3m, during the three-year project, supported by a £187,950 grant, to be received following the creation of at least 6 new green jobs. Interface paired Legasea with University of Edinburgh to work collaboratively.

 

  • The owner of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has reported a 27% increase in gross profit from £8.8m to £11.2m. This is a great result for the Artisanal Spirits Company. Interface paired the company with University of Edinburgh to work on a collaborative project, they also received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council. 

 

  • Two of Interface’s clients were awarded at the Scottish AccelerateHER Awards 2022 for inspiring female founders. Ishani Malhotra, founder, and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Carcinotech, is the winner of the Science and MedTech category at the awards, which celebrated her work which manufactures 3D printed tumours developed from patient-specific cancer stem cells, primary cells, and established cell lines. CEO of Danu Robotics, Xiaoyan Ma, also picked up an award for CleanTech, Climate and Net Zero. Danu Robotics is developing advanced and sustainable technological solutions for the benefit of the environment. Danu Robotics also recently received £100,000 in funding from the Student Enterprise Adviser team at The University of Edinburgh.

 

  • CuanTec based at the European Centre for Marine Biotechnology, near Oban, announced that Hive Energy had acquired a majority stake in compostable packaging company. Interface brokered a relationship for CuanTec with The James Hutton Institute, they also received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council, and further funding. We wish them all the best in the new stage of their business. 

 

  • Fantastic news for award-winning hospitality technology provider Criton. This month the company, which provide guest apps for independent hotels, announced they been acquired by Nonius, the global hospitality technology solutions vendor. Interface brokered a connection for Criton with the University of Edinburgh to work on a collaborative project, they also received an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council.

 

  • Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme, The Unlocking Ambition Challenge, is delivered by Scottish Enterprise and they have just announced their third cohort. We are delighted to see so many companies Interface have worked with over the years included on the list: 
  • Crover
  • Fodilicious Limited 
  • Jump Ship Brewing Ltd 
  • Nudge Exchange Ltd 
  • Environmental Services Ltd /Recycle8 
  • Retroblind Ltd 
  • Skillfluence 
  • Solariskit 
  • Soltrophy Ltd 
  • The East African Sisal Company 
  • Thermafy Group Ltd  

 

  • The EIE Investor Readiness Programme, delivered by the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has announced its 36-strong Cohort for 2022. We are delighted to see so many companies Interface has worked with, and we are looking forward to seeing what they will achieve with the investment:
    • CyberShell Solutions
    • Danu Robotics
    • FC Laboratories
    • Infix Support 
    • Planetary Ai 
    • Roslin Technologies 
    • Therma FY/Shock Innovation Ltd