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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Plansafe Solutions

Interface connected Plansafe Solutions with Edinburgh Napier University to develop a bespoke and innovative IT system. The project was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Follow on Innovation Voucher, administered by Interface.

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Andrew Bissell, Sunamp

Sunamp Heat Batteries

Sunamp Ltd, which is based in East Lothian, was founded in 2005 by successful technology entrepreneur, Andrew Bissell, who wanted to produce an innovative solution to develop heat batteries that store energy as heat, which can be released on-demand to provide heat and hot water. 

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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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Space Budgie

Space Budgie, a games development studio, collaborated with Abertay University to better understand how Glitchspace, a video game where players use visual programming to solve puzzles as a learning tool, could be best tailored to fit the needs of the educational sector.

 

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Sam Foster Architects

Funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, administered by Interface, Sam Foster Architects collaborated with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art to undertake a Building Performance Evaluation process that would develop an evidence-based design approach.

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Snap40

Snap40 collaborated with the University of the West of Scotland to incorporate an ultrasound measurement into their medical device for non-invasively monitoring hydration levels in a patient.

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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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Uan Wool

Uan Wool is an Angus based, family run business producing and manufacturing pure 100% natural, luxury Scottish woollen cushion pads, pillows and bedding products.
They were seeking an academic group to assist in the technical development of the wool wadding required for their product prototypes.
With help from Interface, Uan Scotland, was successfully matched with Dr Lisa McIntyre from the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University who had the crucial expertise in this field. This research project was funded by a £5k Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher.

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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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