All impact case studies (business and industry)

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Twitter on smartphone

Analysing business risks on social media

An ESRC internship led to the development of commercial software that can analyse social media comments about a company’s operations and products, revealing potential business risks.

City traffic

Making car manufacturing sustainable

Research into local, sustainable car manufacturing has led to the development of a new business model, adopted by manufacturing companies.

High street

Changing the face of the high street

Research by Professor Neil Wrigley and colleagues has helped transform thinking on food retail development, its role in sustaining viable town centres and the future of UK high streets.

Cheese packing

Helping small business grow

Lancaster University Management School has increased the productivity and sales of 250 local companies through its innovative Leading Enterprise and Development programme.

CCTV monitoring

Project management toolsets improved policing

New project management toolsets developed with the ESRC-funded Transformation Project helped Warwickshire Police launch new Automatic Number Plate Recognition schemes on time and budget – targeting vehicle-based criminality and solving a string of serious crimes.

Wheelchair pictogram

Helping disabled persons in the workplace

Findings about the levels of bullying of disabled people in the workplace have led to changes in policy, promoting equality and improving workplace environments.

Podiatrist

Improving vocational skills training

A research collaboration with the National Apprenticeship Service identified key characteristics for vocational excellence - improving the selection process for the WorldSkills Competition.

Moneyline

Enabling low cost loans

Analysis of customer data enabled the not-for-profit organisation Moneyline to offer loans to low-income customers, by providing more comprehensive risk assessments than traditional banks.

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