The Institute for System Level Integration (ISLI) ceased commercial operations on 31 March 2012.
Formed in 1998, ISLI was Scotland’s leading technology transfer institute, working side-by-side with private companies to help them profit from the latest technologies – from providing engineering and design support, developing new devices or systems, and supporting businesses seeking to protect, license or identify funding for their intellectual property.
ISLI’s experienced in-house team enabled businesses to turn ideas or concepts into working realities, and helped many companies take their bright ideas from drawing board to shop shelf.
The Institute always responded to the changing technology landscape, from a focus on system-on-chip technologies and system level integration in ISLI’s early days, to smart wireless sensors in the later years. Along the way, ISLI worked with everyone from the world’s largest corporations to home-based entrepreneurs to create a new generation of innovative products and services, and has a number of exciting and productive projects in its legacy.
On the WiTNESSS project, our engineers worked with TRW, Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and others to apply wireless sensor networks to aerospace, while programmes such as DoRIES (Development of Research and Innovation in Electronic Systems) helped small businesses develop new high-tech products, ensuring that Scottish firms had access to a mechanism and skills to help them exploit the advantages offered by the latest enabling technologies.
Read the case studies for more information on how ISLI’s experience provided companies with the technical and research expertise they needed to create innovative new products.
There are many exciting opportunities and developments – both in the field of smart sensing systems, and in models for commercial engagement with academia, including TSB Catapult Centres and Scottish Funding Council Innovation Centres – designed to deliver knowledge transfer to industry. The Institute looks forward to seeing these deliver a new generation of innovation stimulus for Scotland and the UK.
The educational activities of ISLI will continue to their scheduled conclusions, with existing EngD and MSc students assessed and assisted by their administering universities. Queries regarding the educational activities of the Institute may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.