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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:

ESA BIC UK enables access to expertise for new tech development
12 February 2019
ESA BIC UK enables access to expertise for new tech development

Entocycle produces a cost-effective and environmentally friendly protein source for animal feed, made entirely from insects.

Utilising 3D printing for rapid prototyping of healthcare technologies
06 December 2018
Utilising 3D printing for rapid prototyping of healthcare technologies

From health and wellness to diabetes and wound care, Nanoflex’s highly sensitive and accurate sensors enable the production of powerful healthcare technologies that help improve lives.

ESA BIC UK equips businesses with space industry knowledge
03 December 2018
ESA BIC UK equips businesses with space industry knowledge

Utilising space technology to assist global sustainability goals, Deep Planet applies satellite imagery and data to provide insights to make the world a better place.

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.

Killing microbes, not the taste
03 February 2017
Killing microbes, not the taste

Every year microorganisms spoil millions of tonnes of food. Some food-borne microorganisms cause an annual toll of half a million food poisoning cases in the UK. A new plasma device produced with STFC follow on funding helps remove this threat to our food supply.

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.

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.

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.

Last updated: 16 March 2016

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