Success stories

There are multiple routes and business models through which STFC can work to create value with our external partners and stakeholders, exploiting our research, facilities, skills and technologies

The following success stories illustrate just some examples of how this continues to be achieved across the STFC landscape:

STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation
28 July 2016
STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation

Scientists have developed the most sensitive Micro Electromechanical gravity Sensor (MEMS) ever.

Lasers keep greenhouse gases on the radar
28 July 2016
Lasers keep greenhouse gases on the radar

Whether its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, methane (CH4) leaks from natural gas wells or carbon credits, greenhouse gases (GHGs) keep hitting the headlines.

Quicker simulations = better competitiveness
17 June 2015
Quicker simulations = better competitiveness

The Hartree Centre’s on-demand high performance computing (HPC) service enCORE, delivered by OCF, enabled small engineering consultancy QED Naval to run complex simulations four times faster than using in-house systems.

Developing next generation ocean modelling techniques
17 June 2015
Developing next generation ocean modelling techniques

Applying the Hartree Centre’s world-class high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to the field of ocean hydrodynamics modelling is reinforcing the UK’s position at the frontier of ocean science.

Enabling new commercial opportunities
17 June 2015
Enabling new commercial opportunities

The Hartree Centre uses one of Mellanox’s products to enable its customers to work on its powerful supercomputing infrastructure simultaneously and privately.

Revealing the value of open data
17 June 2015
Revealing the value of open data

Big data and data analytics solutions provided by the Hartree Centre and partner IBM enabled Democrata to use open data to predict the presence of ancient remains on construction sites.

Accessing specialist equipment to further product development
13 May 2015
Accessing specialist equipment to further product development

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)'s business incubator, the Innovations and Technology Access Centre (I-TAC), has provided early-stage company Nanoflex with easy access to specialist equipment to further develop their innovative nanoelectrode system.

Data analytics to streamline healthcare costs
24 April 2015
Data analytics to streamline healthcare costs

The STFC Hartree Centre has helped Albatross Financial Solutions optimise the patient cost benchmarking service it provides to NHS Trusts, helping them to validate and predict costs more accurately and establish best practices.

Expanding HPC options for catastrophe modelling with Oasis
07 April 2015
Expanding HPC options for catastrophe modelling with Oasis

The Hartree Centre has enabled the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework to optimise the functionality of its software by demonstrating new techniques for the code to run on larger scale, high performance computing (HPC) environments.

Making light work of fibre optic optimisation
07 April 2015
Making light work of fibre optic optimisation

Intense computing at the Hartree Centre has enabled researchers from Aston University and the University of Warwick to test pioneering simulation software that could improve fibre optic cable performance.

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