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UCL has most impactful research in the UK

Case Studies illustrate the department’s impact
UCL has most impactful research in the UK

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Case studies illustrating how the department’s research is making an impact in the wider world are now available on-line. These were submitted as part of UCL’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) submission. ‘Impact’ was a new element in the exercise and the results for UCL overall indicate that the university has the greatest impact power (according to GPA X FTE measure) in the UK (


Examples in this area:

Here are three examples from fields and sectors as diverse as marine navigation, telecommunications and the rail and construction industries:

·         Improved short-range marine navigation for large ships using an SSB active target

 ·         Global provision of enhanced wireless technologies through spinout Zinwave Ltd

 ·         Senceive: Innovative remote condition monitoring solutions for the rail and construction industries


You can search case studies of impact across UCL at a specially created website following REF2014 results announced in December 2014: We help innovative businesses to grow through innovation. Take advantage of knowledge sharing and collaboration with our experts to accelerate your business and gain competitive advantage. 


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