Innovation Return on Research | IROR
The programme is developing a suite of digital assets which are industry relevant in the areas of Chemistry & Materials, Life Sciences, Engineering & Manufacturing and Enabling Technologies. Businesses engage with IROR as partners through projects which validate and shape the capabilities of our digital assets.
Many of our assets are available to end-users to license or can be used within collaborative R&D projects and deployed to solve your business challenges.
The Chemistry & Materials programme brings together STFC’s expertise in atomistic and mesoscale modelling with IBM’s AI technologies to transform chemical and materials product design.
Underpinning IROR is a technology development programme, delivering cutting edge machine learning at scale, exploring new data technologies, and building a platform to allow our industry collaborators to exploit our digital assets in their businesses.
Engineering & Manufacturing
We are developing software tools and methods using high fidelity modelling, simulation and optimisation to create `virtual products’, improving product performance, reducing development costs and time-to-market.
Advances in molecular simulation and high-throughput sequencing have created a deluge of biological data. We are harnessing this to develop new data-driven approaches to molecular design and metagenomics analysis.