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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.

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.

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.

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.

Providing the skills to succeed in supercomputing
07 April 2015
Providing the skills to succeed in supercomputing

The Hartree Centre is dedicated to developing modelling and simulation capabilities in the UK, but this means more than increasing companies’ uptake of intense computing solutions – it means building the skills capacity for HPC in the current and future workforce.

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.

The drive to design safer vehicles using supercomputers
07 April 2015
The drive to design safer vehicles using supercomputers

The Hartree Centre’s on-demand high performance computing (HPC) service, enCORE, managed by channel partners OCF, has enabled Simpact Engineering Ltd to halve the time required to solve vehicle crashworthiness simulations.

Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast
07 April 2015
Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast

Intense computing at the STFC Hartree Centre has enabled the University of Liverpool to gain environmental insights of real value to both the offshore wind energy industry and local communities.

Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC
07 April 2015
Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC

The Hartree Centre provided the high performance computing (HPC) capability needed to enable Dr Neil Ashton of the University of Manchester to develop more complex, more accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for aircraft designers.

Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK
07 April 2015
Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK

Healthcare company GSK is using the Hartree® Centre's intense computing expertise to identify connections between different genes and diseases, with a view to developing more effective treatments.

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