Case studies - innovation

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BioSystems Technology: An ethical alternative for disease and drug testing

Spin-out company BioSystems Technology used Open Innovation Funding to develop ethical alternatives to animal testing. 
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Reducing energy costs with Minibems

Minibems are a SETsquared  success story at the University of Exeter, having recruited talented students, met new prospects, developed test facilities with researchers and successfully raised funding. 
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Helping identify plagiarism with Seedata

Seedata worked with Innovation, Impact and Business to jointly invest in new software to detect plagiarism. 
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Improving preoperative assessments with Ultramed using MyPreOp

Ultramed, a rapidly growing SME, have generated seed funding and grown their business by working with the University of Exeter. 
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Digitization at Powderham Castle

University of Exeter historians and specialists at the Digital Humanities Lab have been finding new ways to share fragile artefacts. 
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Brain-training and military performance

Research at the University of Exeter's Sports & Health Sciences department is helping the military improve performance skills in high-stress situations.
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Bugs produce diesel on demand

Bioscientists have worked with Shell to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.
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Optimising changes in the NHS

NIHR PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School have teamed up with NHS Trusts to roll out of training that uses computer modelling to help make difficult decisions. 
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Digging deeper for vital copper deposits

Dr Ben Williamson, with colleagues from the Natural History Museum, has developed a new way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are likely to host valuable copper deposits.
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