Case Studies

STFC strives to  maximise the impact of our science and technology for the benefit of the UK and its people.
 
This is a vitally important at any time, but especially so now, given the challenges the UK faces to  maintain  the economy and the important role that science must play in this task.  
 

We continue to improve our approach to impact reporting

A cognitive revolution for children's healthcare
28 March 2017
A cognitive revolution for children's healthcare

In a ground-breaking collaboration with the STFC Hartree® Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is harnessing the power and potential of IBM Watson cognitive computing technology to personalise healthcare and enhance the patient experience.

Ensuring high performance research meets industrial needs
22 March 2017
Ensuring high performance research meets industrial needs

Working with Cambium LLP, the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre has pioneered a process that uses direct insights from businesses to help translate pioneering data-centric research into commercial benefits for the UK.

Tailoring computational fluid dynamics software
22 March 2017
Tailoring computational fluid dynamics software

Mass spectrometer manufacturer Waters is capitalising on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the STFC Hartree® Centre to add a new dimension to its computing capabilities, enhance product offerings and boost its market share.

Transforming traffic modelling with Atkins
23 February 2017
Transforming traffic modelling with Atkins

In a pioneering collaboration funded by Highways England and Atkins, the STFC Hartree® Centre's expertise is ensuring that key simulation software can meet the intense demands of a £15 billion road construction and improvement programme.

Delivering specialist data analytics training
23 February 2017
Delivering specialist data analytics training

The STFC Hartree® Centre has provided the Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods Centre for Doctoral Training (DREAM CDT) with specialist training in big data analytics to give its PhD students a unique hands-on learning opportunity and enhance their computational and data skills.

Killing microbes, not the taste
03 February 2017
Killing microbes, not the taste

Every year microorganisms spoil millions of tonnes of food. Some food-borne microorganisms cause an annual toll of half a million food poisoning cases in the UK. A new plasma device produced with STFC follow on funding helps remove this threat to our food supply.

More accurate rail updates with big data analytics
26 January 2017
More accurate rail updates with big data analytics

The STFC Hartree® Centre has been investigating new ways to improve the accuracy of live running times and delay updates using big data analytics in a project supported by the Rail Delivery Group.

Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things
26 January 2017
Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things

With expertise from the Hartree® Centre, Welsh start-up WaveReach reduced time to market for its new Lighthouse communications product and ensured its ability to safeguard data security.

Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation
11 October 2016
Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation

To maximise the time and cost benefits of design simulation, Unilever has identified the Hartree® Centre as an ideal supplier of on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities

UK company wins contract for the ESRF's upgrade: the Extremely Brilliant Source project
08 September 2016
Extremely Brilliant Source project

AMF Engineering has won a contract from ESRF worth €860K; supplying key components for the Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) project. This contract will supply one of the most important parts for ESRF’s new 844m circumference storage ring; the mechanical parts of the longitudinal magnets for the ESRF upgrade’s EBS project.

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