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Hartree Centre - Case studies

High performance computing, big data analytics and cognitive technologies are changing the way many industries think about innovation. From designing the next supercar to formulating better shampoos and detergents, our reputation for excellence in data intensive services attracts businesses from across a broad range of sectors.

We’re enabling companies of all sizes to tackle diverse challenges using the latest developments in supercomputing, with many returning again and again with new projects when they experience the value this insight provides to their business or project.

Read some of our previous success stories below:

Simulation and machine learning for future medicine
02 March 2020
Simulation and machine learning for future medicine

Researchers based at the STFC Hartree® Centre worked with AstraZeneca to accelerate lead optimisation by providing insights on a new class of drugs with the potential to reduce costs and increase productivity.

Developing visualisation and AI tools for engineering production
26 February 2020
Developing visualisation and AI tools for engineering production

Researchers based at the STFC Hartree® Centre and the Virtual Engineering Centre, University of Liverpool are working with Airbus in the UK to apply state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) and data visualisation to their production process.

Using image recognition to identify vortices for vehicle design
13 February 2020
Using image recognition to identify vortices for vehicle design

Researchers based at the STFC Hartree® Centre are working with TotalSim – an aerodynamics and CFD company – to understand vortex formation in Formula One cars and improve aerodynamic performance.

Machine learning in whisky identification and verification
13 February 2020
Machine learning in whisky identification and verification

Researchers based at the STFC Hartree® Centre worked with the Scotch Whisky Research Institute (SWRI) using data analytics to tackle counterfeiting across the sector.

Understanding drug toxicity through gene expression
13 February 2020
Understanding drug toxicity through gene expression

Researchers based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree® Centre worked with Syngenta - a leading agricultural and biotechnology company - to design bioinformatics tools for high throughput screening of candidate compounds.

Using blockchain for greater finance transparency
09 January 2020
Using blockchain for greater finance transparency

As part of the ERDF-funded LCR 4.0 programme, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree® Centre has helped peer-to-peer car finance company BLOCKTRACK to turn an idea into a demonstrator, enabling the adoption of a novel technology.

Picking the right healthcare app – the data science way
09 January 2020
Picking the right healthcare app – the data science way

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre has assisted healthcare app evaluation specialists ORCHA in exploring data-driven approaches to speed up the review process and enable more sustainable business growth.

Boulder detection from seabed sonar images
09 January 2020
Boulder detection from seabed sonar images

Researchers based at the STFC Hartree® Centre worked with hydrographic survey company Bibby Hydromap, using computational deep learning techniques to automate and accelerate the process of labelling boulders in sonar images.

Speeding up data ingestion for property surveying
09 January 2020
Speeding up data ingestion for property surveying

As part of the ERDF-funded LCR 4.0 programme, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree® Centre has helped Chartered Surveyors Roberts Vain Wilshaw to automate the integration of new data into their technology stack, freeing up valuable staff time and generating a competitive advantage over less efficient manual approaches.

Using big data to streamline early stage drug development
09 January 2020
Using big data to streamline early stage drug development

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree® Centre is working as part of ADDoPT; an academic-industrial knowledge base collaboration with the UK pharmaceutical industry to accelerate advanced digital design techniques, streamlining development.

Last updated: 28 March 2018

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