World-class consultancy and R&D services tailored to your requirements and budget.
Business-focused value-driven R&D
Research projects are notoriously difficult to manage. Our experience in this area allows us to de-risk projects, delivering reliable work on time and to your specification.
Often it pays to do exploratory development — small-scale pilot studies to find out the best solution and how well it will work. These studies de-risk subsequent work, and provide valuable insights. We will recommend pilot studies where appropriate and the costs of such a study are discounted from any subsequent development work.
Areas of Expertise
We will work with you to identify the techniques and technologies best suited to a problem. We have particular expertise in data analysis and data-mining. Technologies we use include:
Always on time. Always on budget.
Example: Intelligent Software
Problem: A financial software company wanted to enhance their flagship product. They knew what new features they would like to offer, but not how to achieve them.
Solution: A pilot study identified the best approach and helped secure funding. Collaborative work then produced a production-ready system.
Benefits: Bringing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence into the product gave it a clear technological lead in a competitive market.
Automation, machine learning, smart interfaces.
Results Example: The Feminism Project
Scope: The University of Edinburgh wanted to track the use of the hashtag feminism 's use on Twitter in the hopes of finding contextual trends in the use of the hashtag.
Gathered Data: Over the course of many months, Twitter data was sampled and amalgamated in order to create a massive sample size. This data is now available to the public in the form of a massive CSV file. Download the torrent file here.
Processed Data: The massive number of tweets were then processed according to the University's needs, and their results were delivered. The University has now used the results as sources of information for various publications.