All impact case studies (technology and innovation)

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Pupil writing

Improving literacy with grammar methods

A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children led by Professor Debra Myhill has shaped national and international policy, improved children's writing abilities and changed classroom practice.

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.

Surgeon

Improving surgical training

Findings from research on how surgeons interact are being used to improve surgical training, and implemented In 'Training the trainers' surgical courses.

Children and literacy

Helping parents with children's literacy

Practitioner workshops enabling parents to raise children's literacy achievements has resulted in around 300 practitioners getting involved, between them reaching 6,000 families.

Teacher and pupil

Investigating school rankings

Dr John Jerrim's research on England's ranking on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) table has reframed the debate on school pupils' academic achievement.

Teacher and pupils

Teacher quality and performance pay

Research by Richard Murphy on teacher quality and the effect on pupils influenced the Education Secretary's decision to open up for performance-related pay for teachers.

Chalkboard small

Improving the school league tables

Recommendations from the ESRC Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) to improve school league tables were adopted by the Department for Education and implemented in 2011.

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 Global Uncertainties 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.

Businessman

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.

Globe and magnifying glass

Putting healthcare on the map

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership project helped Dr Foster Intelligence to assess the best way to visualise complex health data on maps - leading to the development of the cutting-edge web application Population Health Manager.

Data flow

Better use of hospital data

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership project improved data gathering, performance monitoring and service management for NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Redcar and Cleveland, enhancing local Quality and Outcome Frameworks.

Blackboard - education

School improvement saving expenses

New methodologies and pioneering survey software has helped Dorset County Council analyse school performance, improve services and save costs on data analysis.

Horse riding in countryside

IT revolution for charity operations

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Riding for the Disabled Association and the University of Reading developed a new IT infrastructure for the association - streamlining support, improving service and attracting sponsorship and new members.

Crowd in street

Local healthcare with geodemographics

Research using geographic information systems and geodemographics helped Camden Primary Care Trust target health campaigns, leading to significant savings.

Cashpoint

Making cashpoints more personal

Research into how customers used cashpoints revealed a demand for more personalised ATM services, providing ATM supplier NCR with new business opportunities.

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