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The Government Office for Technology Transfer

Public sector innovation: Scientists develop a new technique to detect earthquakes and ocean currents using subsea cables

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) made use of their knowledge assets – specifically, its knowhow of advanced measurement techniques - to transform ‘subsea optical-fibre cables’ into ‘sensor arrays’ for the detection of underwater earthquakes and ocean currents. For the first …

Public sector innovation: John Innes Centre scientists use technology to boost tomatoes' vitamin D levels

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and is an international centre in plant science, genetics, and microbiology in England, founded in 1910. JIC’s research aims to address global challenges and use …