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.
All impact case studies (innovation)
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Lancaster University Management School has increased the productivity and sales of 250 local companies through its innovative Leading Enterprise and Development programme.
Recommendations by Professor Rita de la Feria led to reforms implemented in the Portugal’s 2012 State Budget which boosted the efficiency of tax and generated savings of 1.2 per cent GDP.
New tools developed by social scientists enable findings from different countries to be compared more reliably.
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.
A research collaboration with the National Apprenticeship Service identified key characteristics for vocational excellence - improving the selection process for the WorldSkills Competition.
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.
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.
A new tooth drilling simulator improves teaching for dentist students, by making it possible to practise on the same 'virtual tooth' multiple times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The training and consultancy company Public Management Associates Ltd collaborated with Coventry University to develop in-house skills in health psychology and behaviour change, reducing commissioning costs and increasing profits.
A printers' charity used a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to reshape its strategy and operations, in response to a transformed professional sector - radically improving customer service and reaching out to new members.
Research into how customers used cashpoints revealed a demand for more personalised ATM services, providing ATM supplier NCR with new business opportunities.
A KTP partnership facilitated the development of the Barrow Trust School Pathfinder, attracting additional funding predicted to amount to £30 million, and leading to recognition as an educational change innovator.
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.
A psychological evaluation of Texthelp Systems software highlighted the benefits of the product, supporting marketing and leading to new contracts and predicted increase in exports.
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.