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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.

ESA BIC UK provides an expert environment to rocket start-ups to success
05 October 2018
ESA BIC UK provides an expert environment to rocket start-ups to success

Challenging the perception that space technologies are cumbersome and slow, Open Cosmos makes it possible for companies to test new technologies and apps in space, from as little as £500k, and launch within 10 months.

Rainford Solutions Case Study - Vanguard® Outdoor Enclosures
17 July 2018
Rainford Solutions Case Study - Vanguard® Outdoor Enclosures

On the day the Nobel prize for physics was awarded for work on the 'God particle', a theory confirmed by research conducted at CERN, the UK North West based Rainford Solutions celebrated its successful tender win for the supply of its Vanguard® range of outdoor electrical enclosures to be used for further research projects at the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva.

Continued success for Centerprise at CERN
13 July 2018
Continued success for Centerprise at CERN

In 2017, Centerprise International won a £1.8m contract with CERN to supply CPU servers for physics data processing and control systems. The contract won required Centerprise to assemble, test and deliver over 125 Intel® energy efficient rack-mountable systems to Switzerland to be utilised in CERN's Meyrin data centre. Centerprise successfully fulfilled the contract in January 2018.

Building an IoT ecosystem for local businesses
28 March 2018
Building an IoT ecosystem for local businesses

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree® Centre was one of seven partners selected to be part of the IoT UK Boost innovation support programme for SMEs to develop and prototype their IoT products and services.

Improving personalised disease diagnostics
23 March 2018
Improving personalised disease diagnostics

By analysing microbiome data, IBM Research scientists based at the STFC Hartree® Centre are working to predict whether an individual has an illness, a predisposition to a disease, or how a disease has developed in a non-invasive way.

Cognitive monitoring for chronic health conditions
23 March 2018
Cognitive monitoring for chronic health conditions

With help from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree® Centre, start-up Ufonia is exploring the use of cognitive technologies to monitor people with long term health needs.

Norcott Technologies win their first large contract at CERN
13 February 2018
Norcott Technologies win their first large contract at CERN

Norcott Technologies are a specialist electronic design and manufacturing company who have been supplying key electrical components to CERN since 2013.

Harnessing big data to benefit mobile phone users
07 February 2018
Harnessing big data to benefit mobile phone users

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree® Centre is helping a local SME to scale up a proven product that enables mobile network operators to enhance customer experience.

Smarter payment methods for smart meters
07 February 2018
Smarter payment methods for smart meters

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree® Centre has helped disruptive technology company GLOBAL-365 to scale and test its product SMARTprepay®, a versatile and reliable service for topping up smart meters operating in prepayment mode.

Custom Consoles win their first contracts at CERN
12 January 2018
Custom Consoles win their first contracts at CERN

Custom Consoles won a contract worth £112,000 for the design and installation of technical control furniture for two areas in the Large Hadron Collider: the Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) experiment and the LHC cryogenics control room.

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