Transferring Real-Time Systems Research into Industrial Practice: Four Impact Case Studies

Robert Ian Davis, Iain John Bate, Guillem Bernat, Ian Broster, Alan Burns, Antoine Colin, Stuart Graham Hutchesson, Nigel Tracey

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This paper describes four impact case studies where real-time systems research has been successfully transferred into industrial practice. In three cases, the technology created was translated into a viable commercial product via a start-up company. This technology transfer led to the creation and sustaining of a large number of high technology jobs over a 20 year period. The final case study involved the direct transfer of research results into an engineering company. Taken together, all four case studies have led to significant advances in automotive electronics and
avionics, providing substantial returns on investment for the companies using the technology.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018


  • real-time systems
  • avionics
  • industrial impact
  • automotive

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