In addition to providing the multidisciplinary skills and research capabilities that assist public and private sector bodies, we have also nurtured several highly inspiring staff and student-led business ventures. These include:
Flux Stoke-on-Trent is our award-winning spinout ceramics company, formed within the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies. Flux Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly putting Stoke-on-Trent back on the map as a centre for high quality and unique contemporary bone china.
High House Collections
With their first collection inspired by wallpapers discovered at Stafford’s Ancient High House, the company produces heritage-inspired designs with a contemporary twist.
A surface pattern and textile surfaces specialist, SPoTS atelier produces authentic hand dyed and embellished fabrics, painted surfaces and exquisite, hand-crafted work for the fashion industry.
- SPoTS atelier
- Institute for Applied Creative Thinking (I-ACT)
Intelligent Orthopaedics Limited
Formed in 2005, Intelligent Orthopaedics Limited specialises in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic trauma devices for treating and reducing fractures of the tibia.
Spectral-360® is a breakthrough technology which emulates human vision to detect objects in the presence of severe lighting/imaging conditions. It can create a précis of massive CCTV footage automatically identifying significant events.
Grand Independent Pictures
Grand Independent develops, produces and distributes ground-breaking, award-winning films with some of the most innovative international writers and directors. Their projects are filmmaker driven, with a clear idea of audience – whether that be mainstream or specialised with a strong commercial focus.
AVA (Adaptive Video Analytics) has developed a unique software algorithm aimed at the video analytics market. The software works by detecting objects that can be used to produce real time image sequences for a variety of sectors. AVA has been set up by a team from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.