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:
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.
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.
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.
The Hartree Centre’s world-class capabilities shed new light on the performance potential of an advanced polymer developed and manufactured by Victrex for high-temperature, high-pressure and other extreme environments.
Technology developed to advance STFC-funded research in particle physics and has underpinned the development of MRI scanners; a £111m industry that saves lives and improves.
Knowledge from STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) was used to develop laser techniques for eye surgery; an industry which generates £400 million per year for the UK.
STFC’s Harwell Imaging Partnership (HIP) has aided Rolls-Royce in evaluating the benefits of fillet rolling on stress in aircraft engine components, by enabling access to STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon facility, as well as to new data analysis software created by STFC’s Scientific Computing Department.
Rapiscan Systems have teamed up with University College London (UCL) to use STFC’s VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) for innovative testing to develop new technologies for future products.
SMEs like Oxsensis are supporting the UK’s £128 billion domestic low carbon sector, driving job creation and export growth
STFC’s Innovation Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) provides flexible, affordable access to state-of-the-art machining facilities, which have enabled Oxfordshire SME Oxsensis to reduce their R&D costs and further grow the business.
Last updated: 16 March 2016