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Case Studies

At Nexus, success is the result of making the right connections to solve commercial challenges. Here are some examples of businesses working alongside the University of Leeds, to meet their objectives and maximise commercial returns.

Reducing food waste and increasing profits for ASDA
A collaborative research project with ASDA that significantly reduced food waste and increased brand loyalty.

ASDA and the University of Leeds established a research collaboration to identify, develop, implement and measure a range of strategies to change food waste behaviours and inform new product development.

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Improving health and wealth through research, innovation, product development, high level skills and training
The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering has a long standing research partnership with DePuy Synthes.

Extending over 17 yrs, the partnership supports research, innovation, product development, high level skills and training. It has led to improved understanding of joint replacements for millions of patients worldwide, new simulation test methods and equipment, and improved international ISO standards.

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Identifying stress through magnetism
A pipeline inspection technology that can detect defects in buried steel pipelines and 3D map them at the same time.

The technology was successfully tested on above-ground pipelines, in collaboration with energy and infrastructure company National Grid and the standards, classification and risk management company DNV GL. These tests were followed by further successful field trails on buried pipes to fully validate the technology. Spier Hunter commercialised the technology and brought it to market in 2015, applying for three patents to protect the intellectual property.

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