All impact case studies (technology and innovation)

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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.


Putting skills into business

Research by the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.

Computer keyboard

Safe web space for children

The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.

Keyboard and screen

Better infrastructure and communication

The charity Alternative Futures Group developed an improved information and communications infrastructure through a KTP partnership with the Liverpool John Moores University.

Bus driver

Drive for safety

A KTP partnership led to the development of a simulator for new bus drivers, a psychometric driver assessment, and safety guidelines at bus depots - resulting in substantial cost savings for Arriva Passenger Services.

Businessman and laptop

Gauging financial risk online

Award-winning psychological research has underpinned the development of Electronic Financial Advice software which delivers computer-based feedback on financial decisions, leading to commercial research spinouts.

Using computer

Developing an online community for teachers

An ESRC-funded partnership between Redbridge Local Authority and the University of Reading helped to develop a metadata scheme to enable the storage, retrieval and dissemination of educational materials.

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