Case Studies

The 10 companies below provide a taste of the innovative work going on in Nottingham, and the part played by the city in their success.

Design specialist Active Ingredient finds creative ways to link the virtual world with the physical. Its cross-platform projects include a handheld computer game that monitors the player’s heartbeat. Read the full case study.

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Click2Touch allows internet shoppers to view 3D images of textiles products – and even scrunch the fabric to see how it creases or reacts to their touch. Read the full case study

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PetScreen, whose work involves improving cancer care and survival rates in pets, scored a world first in 2006 by developing and launching a cancer screening service for dogs. Read the full case study

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Sygnature Chemical Services Ltd provides Medicinal Chemistry research services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms as well as conducting internal research into improving chemical processes. Read the full case study

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Advanced Protein Systems (APS) uses ‘platform technologies’ as a basis for the development of future ‘active healing’ chronic wound care products. Read the full case study

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Vaccine technology company Scancell focuses on the discovery and development of products that use the immune system to treat or prevent cancer. Read the full case study

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Within two years of starting trading, 4energy supplied over half the UK power industry with innovative cooling solutions.  Hundreds of 4energy devices are now situated on network critical applications in the power, telecommunications and transport industries. Read the full case study

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Engineering design company About DT Ltd has designed and developed an environmentally friendly, cheaper-to-run power shower pump which operates by making use of the pressure available in the mains water supply. Read the full case study

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OuterArc uses science to develop artificially intelligent software and wireless sensor network systems to give a true picture of energy consumption so that efficiency can be maximised.  Read the full case study

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TMP Sustainability provides sustainable design solutions to the built environment. The company uses science to analyse and model sites and buildings. Read the full case study

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