Research & Innovation

Hildebrand's experience in the areas of creativity, technology, operations, product engineering, development and production and strategy means we deliver high quality and innovative solutions in complex environments. We follow a test-driven methodology from writing detailed functional specifications to rapid prototyping using open standards across a wide range of platforms.

As an organisation we actively pursue interesting research projects to continue to extend our product development. Our academic research partners include Coventry University, Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, University of Chicago, Imperial College, University of Cluj-Napoca and the University of Ruse.

If you have a research project that you would like to explore with us, please get in touch - contact details at the bottom of the page.

Making energy real

DEHEMS was a European funded (FP7 Programme) research project that explored how technology can be used to improve domestic energy efficiency. We designed a cost effective system to make energy consumption real to people involvining sensor data, appliance level monitoring, and real-time analytics. The solution can be scaled up to support three million homes. The system utilised our smart platform.

DEHEMS described in detail

Advancing scientific research through a collaborative platform

Instruct is the dynamic hub of structural biology: it provides an integrated infrastructure of cutting edge technology, scientific expertise and pioneering training. Hildebrand built a platform that redefines the way research scientists can work together - taking advantage of the unique collaborative opportunities available through the web to allow scientists from across Europe to connect, collaborate and do research at facilities previously hard to find and access.

Exploiting the cloud to promote mechatronic studies

On the CLEM project (cloud services for e-learning in mechatronics) our role is to provide technical expertise towards the goal of establishing an environment of interoperable and shareable resources for mechatronic teachers, students and relevant commercial organisations across Europe.

Eliminating digital exclusion

Working with a London borough to bring low cost, easily accessible computing to residents - without them needing a full computer. Shoreditch IPTV offered local channels that viewers navigate to feature rich content, watch VOD, vote or report crime in this award winning project. An early implementation of cloud computing, run in 2004.

Digital Bridge case study