Case Studies

Attentive Homecare

Attentive Homecare Ltd, a family-run company based in Preston, provides home care services to private and local authority clients. They were keen to improve their data systems.

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BBC Micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.

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Booths

Booths is a regional retailer based in Lancashire. They have 31 stores located throughout the north of England. Booths remains a family-owned and run business, with fifth generation Edwin Booth the current Chairman. 

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British Standards Institution (BSI)

British Standards Institution (BSI) is a business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence.

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Demopad

Demopad wanted to identify and build a relationship with a key supplier in China and work with them to design and manufacture new products to purchase and distribute.

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EntelSenSys

EntelSenSys, established in July 2010 as a spin-out of Lancaster University, is a knowledge-based company which offers products and complete solutions with high research and intelligence quotient.

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Firefly

Dr Joe Finney and Professor Dix from the School of Computing and Communications built prototypes to create smart lighting devices capable of communication and self-organising behaviour

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Framed Data Science, Inc.

Framed Data, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, is a data science as a service product that helps companies understand their users and improve their business.

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Gamesko Ltd.

Gamesko Limited, based in Lancaster, operates a social poker product which their customers play through Facebook, or their iOS and Android apps. The company wanted to develop a tool to help them manage their product range.

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Google Research

A £25,000 Google grant will enable researchers at Lancaster University's School of Computing and Communications to expand their work on digital sign analytics. The money will help fund a one-year post for a PhD student to research sign analytics.

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Hardy & Ellis Inventions

Hardy & Ellis Inventions Ltd, based at InfoLab21, required help designing enclosures for their different projector and sensor configurations and approached Lancaster Product Development Unit for assistance.

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J Atkinson & Co.

The owners of J Atkinson & Co. wanted to balance their heritage with innovation and approached HighWire to see if they could bring digital innovation to their business.

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Lancaster Materials Analysis

Lancaster University spin out company Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd. (LMA), based in Lancaster, offers commercial access to material analysis services, in particular scanning probe microscopy and cross-sectional imaging and analysis.

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Microsoft Research

A new use for touchless technology in the operating theatre.

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The Networking People

The Networking People, an InfoLab21 resident company, won a contract with Blackpool Council to develop a Wide Area Network which facilitated access to digital services and reduced the cost of ownership, releasing money for other key services.

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Next World Web

Internship: Development of a web application to act as a promotional tool.

Company: Next World Web is a web development company, providing software engineering and programming specialising in bespoke web application including ecommerce websites. The internship provided them with a new service offering to attract new clients.

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The NHS

Health patients may benefit from aviation industry technology applied to healthcare.

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NuBlue Ltd.

NuBlue took on a graduate from the Science and Technology's School of Computing and Communications to help deal with their growing number of clients.

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The Printed Cup Company

Harry Messenger, MSci Hons Computer Science, was recruited to evaluate The Printed Cup Company’s current computer systems and develop programmes to integrate these into one central source of information.

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Relative Insight

Relative Insight, based at Lancaster University's InfoLab21, was started by Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications graduates Dr James Walkerdine and Dr Phil Greenwood. It has commercialised analysis technologies that were originally designed to find and track criminals online for child protection and other government agencies, and now applies them to turn language into data to give brands contextual intelligence on consumers and competitors.

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SEO 24/7

Justin Dee, a graduate with BSc Computer Science, was recruited through the Science and Technology Internship Programme to create software for SEO 24/7, and to further develop their website.

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Sixth Sense Transport

A smartphone app, developed by academics at the University of Salford and Lancaster University to help parents monitor their children on ‘walking buses’ to school, has won an award and £10,000 prize from Research Councils UK.

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Togeva

Togeva Limited is a mobile development company that creates software for bringing people together. It was founded in 2010 by Lancaster University Graduate Jennifer Sheridan. Jennifer gained a PhD in Computer Science during which she established the field of Digital Live Art. She is now CEO of the company.

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Tomorrow's Medicines Limited

Tomorrow's Medicines Limited sought to use social media data in order to recommend personalized clinical trial opportunities to patients.

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UK/Russia Aviation Industry

Working with telecommunications and aviation giants Sagem (France) and UAC (Russia), this project brought together European and Russian industries and research organisations from the aviation sector to enhance flight operational safety.

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Ultra Electronics

Ultra Electronics Communication & Integrated Systems worked with Lancaster University as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a real-time integrated security monitoring and management system.

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Xyone

Jenny Lam, MSci IT for Creative Industries with Industrial Experience, was recruited through the Science and Technology Internship Programme to help launch the Cyber Advisory Service for Xyone Cyber Security Solutions Limited.

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EKM

3rd year MSci Computer Science student uses the latest technologies to bring a range of new features to EKM Systems’ retail management software

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