Case Studies & Success Stories

There are numerous case studies of best practice in Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation, some of which we have gathered below. We recommend NCUB's The State of the Relationship report as a good collection of case studies along with trend analysis. If you are new to collaborating with universities, we also recommend CBI's Best of Both Worlds
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Remo Pedreschi’s 15-year industry collaboration has led to significant improvements in safety and security in Scottish social housing. Built to offer brighter futures for families in the post-war years, by the 1980s a large number of social housing...
Case Study from the University of Nottingham: Psychology experts from The University of Nottingham worked with one midlands company find out. Price often plays a significant role in our purchasing decisions. We also buy things because we associate them with positive qualities, such as desirability...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Teacher turned researcher and education technology entrepreneur, Dr Andrew Manches believes the academic community must work more with industry to ensure EdTech lives up to its potential. Estimates suggest global sales of ‘EdTech’ products will reach $...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Dr James Cook and Dr Kenny McAlpine’s collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland connects listeners with history and paves the way for virtual reality performance. Imagine being in the crowd during Jimi Hendrix’s legendary 1969 Woodstock set or...
Case Study from the University of Nottingham: Professors Paul Grainge and Cathy Johnson are on a mission to help Nottingham’s small businesses community reach new audiences. Today’s fragmented media landscape gives consumers a seemingly endless choice about what, when, and how they watch, read and...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh:  A review of UK school meals’ carbon footprint wrote the recipe for a new solution to count the environmental cost of what is on our plates. After becoming the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, in 2019 the UK Government committed to cut...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Collaborating on a new desktop wellness app gave Dr Kasia Banas a valuable outlet to positively impact thousands of workers’ health and wellbeing. The $4.2 trillion US dollar global wellness industry encompasses everything from personal care to nutrition...
Case Study from the Open University:  An interdisciplinary industry partnership helped philosopher, Mark Addis redefine the construction industry’s understanding of expertise. It also set his career in a newdirection. Read the full case study attached:   
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Dr Faye Wade donned a hard hat and high-vis jacket to help the construction industry utilise new technologies to avoid costly mistakes. Sharing jokes with construction workers over fish and chips at a sewage works on the west coast of Scotland is not Dr...
Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: A project with Festivals Edinburgh took Dr Jakov Jandric back to his artistic roots. Each year, Edinburgh’s Festivals attract audiences in their millions to the Scottish capital. From the Royal Tattoo to the International Film Festival and the Festival...