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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:

Solving technical challenges for life-saving businesses
30 June 2014
Solving technical challenges for life-saving businesses

One of the biggest fear for a diver is to resurface out of sight of the dive boat. With access to the world-class expertise available at the ESA BIC Harwell through STFC’s RAL Space, Sci Tech (POB) Ltd has designed a device that allows the boat to track the position of resurfaced divers through a GPS - enabled signalling device.

UK Company analyses the Big Bang
25 June 2014
UK Company analyses the Big Bang

STFC innovations success story - UK Company analyses the Big Bang

Finding the way with Galileo
25 June 2014
Finding the way with Galileo

The STFC’s Laboratories and support of the European Space Agency have meant we have played a key role in the development of the new European GPS system called Galileo, whose economic impact has already been substantial.

Microelectronics support for Europe's leading companies
25 June 2014
Microelectronics support for Europe's leading companies

STFC is providing the design infrastructure for the £23bn UK microelectronics sector that underpins strategically important industries worth £78bn to the UK economy.

Improving airline security
25 June 2014
Improving airline security

STFC’s Futures Programme, working closely with industry, delivers new scanning technology that enhances airport security, reduces costs and improves passenger confidence.

Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing
10 June 2014
Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing

The Harwell Imaging Partnership (HIP) has assisted Tata Steel, the second largest steel producer in Europe, in furthering understanding of the cracking mechanisms that can be active during hot rolling of free cutting steels.

Last updated: 16 March 2016

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