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.

Funding research scientists to further product development
25 June 2015
Funding research scientists to further product development

The ESA BIC Harwell has part-funded a leading British scientist to assist SubTeraNDT in scaling down space technology to use in their innovative detector.

Using supercomputers to simulate brain activity
17 June 2015
Using supercomputers to simulate brain activity

Intense computing at the Hartree Centre is playing a pivotal role in the BrainFrame collaboration, which aims to enable in-depth computer simulations of brain function that are much faster and much cheaper to run.

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.

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.

Predicting weather-related emergency blackspots
17 June 2015
Predicting weather-related emergency blackspots

The Hartree Centre’s world-class data analytics capabilities have helped KnowNow Information create a unique data resource designed to revolutionise emergency planning and response.

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.

Using muons to simulate damage to microelectronics
13 May 2015
Using muons to simulate damage to microelectronics

Vanderbilt University and Marvell Semiconductor have teamed up to investigate the effects of cosmic rays on our modern digital world. They’ve used the RIKEN-RAL muon facility at STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon facility to further their investigation.

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.

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