ACTIPH Water is based in Edinburgh and is the first alkaline ionised bottled water which launched onto UK shelves in October 2017. Focussing on “balance” and “hydration”, ACTIPH undertakes a uniquely tailored 3 stage process of purifying spring water, adding electrolytes and supercharging by ionisation. The unique process creates a highly alkaline water designed for those who want to live an active lifestyle to the full. With an alkalinity of pH9.5+ ACTIPH has the highest alkaline level on the market.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre
The University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, engineering research and development, and metal forming and forging research.
We help manufacturing businesses of all sizes become more competitive.
We help them to turn innovative ideas into a commercially viable product; we help them to improve their existing products and processes and we help them secure funding and turn their business dreams into reality.
For almost a decade the centre has been at the heart of manufacturing research in Scotland. It is the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in the country, one of only 7 in the UK making it the critical link between manufacturers in Scotland and the rest of this world-class network of manufacturing innovation and expertise.
BeYonder specialises in prototyping, sampling, small batch and bespoke manufacturing for independent product design engineers, fashion designers and other end users of high quality textile-based items. BeYonder is an enabling business; structured to assist start-ups and growing businesses at any stage of development move their designs from initial concept to retail-ready product. A profit for purpose organisation, BeYonder directly supports the SCIO Involve (Charity No. SC046850) for its work within education and the wider community. BeYonder is currently developing plans with industry and academic partners to help modernise Scottish textile manufacturing to further support the growth of Scottish textile exports.
Scotland has a proud history of innovation, and its ability to be at the forefront of development has enabled the country's businesses to compete in today’s global market. At Brodies we pride ourselves on providing practical, commercial advice to help entrepreneurs across every sector of the Scottish economy achieve their goals.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Made in Scotland awards for the third consecutive year. By supporting these awards we can help recognise some of the great work being done in Scotland, and the truly impressive examples of innovation achieved by this year's finalists.
The Healthy Crop LTD
The Healthy Crop LTD, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, specialises in all things sorghum grain. Sorghum is a gluten-free and drought resilient crop — one of the most important grains in the world. Their first product, lil'POP, launched online in February 2018. lil'POP is Europe's first-ever packaged popped sorghum snack, which looks like miniature popcorn. Unlike popcorn the unpopped seeds are safe and edible to eat and the grain's hull does not detach, so no pesky bits that get caught in between your teeth! The lil'POP brand is determined to show that the lil' things make a massive impact.
Tayport Distillery is a micro-batch family run distillery located in Tayport, Fife producing a natural fruit spirit known as eau de vie. Setting out to challenge the maturing market for Gin we have created a true "field to glass" product. Starting by collecting grain and fruit from local farms which are renowned for their outstanding quality and amazing flavour. In the distillery, we mash, ferment, distill, macerate and infuse our spirit to create the delicate and smooth flavour that is Never.25 Eau de Vie using a blend of modern and traditional methods. There are no artificial sugars or flavourings added. Always Natural, Never Artificial, Never.25.
The New Chocolate Company Limited
The Company was formed following the attendance of a course on “How to make you own salted caramels.”
The idea behind the company is to produce bespoke chocolates and other chocolate products.
In addition, we are starting a Chocolate Club, running Team Building days, Adult Chocolate Making Classes, Children’s Chocolate Making Classes and providing companies with bespoke hampers and products to enhance their reputation in the market place.
We are working with schools to provide some background to business studies students, to assist them in seeing how a new business starts up.
Marty the Robot is an educational robot designed by Robotical to make robotics and engineering accessible to kids, makers, and educators. Marty was developed by Dr Alexander Enoch to fill a gap in the market for a real robot at an affordable price that could bring STEM education to life. With nine programmable motors, unique patent-pending walking mechanism, and upgradeable electronics and sensors, Marty is not your average educational robot. Out-of-the-box Marty can be controlled remotely over WiFi, but can also be programmed with languages like Scratch and Python. Find out more at robotical.io
The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture
Funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) has awarded over £700,000 to industry led projects. These enable companies to work with partner universities to develop innovative ways of reusing, repairing or remanufacturing high-value components as part of the drive towards a circular economy As the only centre dedicated to remanufacturing, reuse and repair in Scotland, SIR has built a network of more than 40 companies which are making strides in remanufacturing to reduce waste and raw materials in their operations. For more information visit www.scot-reman.ac.uk.