Our current industry collaborations

Author: Thomas Blyth
Posted: 25 May 2020 | 11:47

We support businesses across a wide range of industries and sectors. 

We recently completed a successful collaboration with Oil and Gas integrity management specialists, PIM Ltd, to investigate the benefits and opportunities for using novel automation and data analytics technologies to improve the effectiveness and productivity of asset integrity management services. Over the last eight years PIM has delivered risk-based inspection services to the Oil and Gas sector and has built up a considerable amount of data which can be leveraged to optimise future inspection services.

Also in the Oil and Gas sector, we have been working on a long-term project with innovative SME Exnics on the management and processing of extremely large and high-velocity datasets to provide a platform for subsequent machine learning modelling. 

EPCC is working with Bo-Create, a local tech start-up in the property and construction sector. EPCC is providing expertise to boost the development and delivery of a suite of new products, including decision support tools to improve the speed of housing delivery, data analysis tools to enhance information flow across the supply chain, and impact measurement tools offering pre-investment assessment of the social, economic and environmental impacts of housing and mixed-use developments.

EPCC’s world-class HPC infrastructure continues to be extremely well-used by industry,  with ongoing collaborations across the energy, manufacturing and environmental sectors, plus a variety of new local and international users such as Ingrid Cloud (Wind Simulation), Risktec (CFD) and Jacobs (Nuclear energy). 

We continue to provide software-as-a-service platforms to companies including Engys and Gexcon, offering access to proprietary advanced CFD and fire simulations running on EPCC’s HPC infrastructure. 

We are also supporting several commercial projects as part of our role in the Bayes Centre and the wider Edinburgh City Region Deal, including organisations such as the National Centre for Aerial Photography (one of the world’s largest collections of aerial imagery), Trace Data (IT solutions and services), and GOFCO (developers of high-quality engine lubricants).  

“The oil and gas industry has unquantifiable amounts of historical data. Working with EPCC, one of Europe’s foremost HPC centres, we plan to harness this legacy data and consider how data captured in the future can be used to best effect. We will explore opportunities for greater service standardisation and automation.” Tyler Stewart, project lead, PIM Ltd

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Thomas Blyth, EPCC