All impact case studies (technology and innovation)

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Echoes project

Helping children with autism

ECHOES, a virtual learning environment developed by ESRC-funded researchers, has improved autistic children's engagement and communication, and changed teaching practice in several UK schools.

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.

Microscope

Identifying gaps in nanotechnology regulation

Research on nanotechnology regulation has been highlighted in key government reports and the Government's Nanotechnology Strategy, and led to the development of the industry standard PAS 137.

Surgery instruments

The human element of surgery

A new tool assessing the quality of team-related behaviours of the core members of an operating theatre team has been mandated for national use by the National Patient Safety Agency and implemented in several other countries.

Nigeria teacher

Modern education in a traditional setting

Building on research from Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) Fellow Dr Masooda Bano, 28 schools in Nigeria with nearly 1,000 pupils are offering part-time modern basic education incorporating traditional Islamic values.

HapTEL workstation

Improving teaching with touch technology

A new tooth drilling simulator improves teaching for dentist students, by making it possible to practise on the same 'virtual tooth' multiple times.

Ketso

Getting creative with Ketso

The creative toolkit Ketso, a spin-off from research under an ESRC-funded CASE studentship and ESRC Postdoctoral fellowship, has been used since its launch in 2009 in a wide range of countries.

Pupil and computer

Game time for pupils

MissionMaker, a software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games, is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the Institute of Education's Masters programmes.

Cooling towers

Low carbon technology to developing countries

Policy recommendations from the Sussex Energy Group have shaped the UK government's position for climate change negotiations, as well as informing the Chilean and Indian governments on technology transfer policies.

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