Case studies

Our projects between the public sector, industry and academia bring a real impact to Scotland.

Here are some examples of our projects:


Emotech: Olly the Robot

Emotech, a company that specialises in AI technology, wanted to develop the world’s first robot with personality – one which can identify specific users and then cater for their individual preferences and needs – even going as far as anticipating them. To make that a

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Ecometrica: Mapping the water footprint of your crops

Mapping the water footprint of your crops will soon be possible with Ecometrica’s new water footprint application. The Ecometrica water footprint application offers commercial clients an easy and intuitive solution to calculate their water footprint, by integrating readily available open satellite data and a process

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Aggreko: Improving fleet reliability through data insight

Glasgow-based Aggreko is the leading global provider of modular, mobile power, heating and cooling to industries including events, mining, oil and gas, utilities, petrochemical and refining, construction and manufacturing, as well as food and beverage. Aggreko is Scotland’s 10th largest company, employing around 7,300 people

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Brainnwave: Data Citation Project

Background Brainnwave was established in May 2015 by Don Baker and Steve Coates. It is an online data discovery and access marketplace, specialising in geospatial data, which aims to slash the time and resources spent finding the right data to address specific organisational challenges. The

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Glasgow Life: Boosting Tourism Through Data Insights

Glasgow Life delivers culture, sport and learning services to both Glasgow citizens and visitors on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Some 2,600 staff and 2,200 volunteers work across 160 Glasgow Life venues. Last year, more than 18 million attendances were recorded at Glasgow Life-led venues,

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CADHERENT: Using Data To Explain Engineering Procedures Clearly

Cadherent supports engineering projects in sectors including oil and gas, construction and civil engineering, food, renewables, recycling and defence. It delivers sophisticated engineering design and visualisation services for clients’ projects in Europe, West Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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NEL: Using Data to Enhance Accuracy

NEL, which started as a UK Government Laboratory based in East Kilbride over sixty years ago, is a centre of excellence for flow measurement and fluid flow systems and is the UK’s National Measurement Institute responsible for flow measurement standards. Ultimately, NEL is a research,

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