Seagate Technology R&D Investment Strategy

  • Alina Schilling (Participant)
  • Bowman, Robert (Participant)
  • Gregg, John (Participant)
  • Paul Evans (Participant)
  • Xinhua Zhu (Participant)
  • John McPhillips (Participant)
  • Pollard, Robert (Participant)
  • Ronald Atkinson (Participant)
  • Hendren, William (Participant)
  • Gregory Wurtz (Participant)
  • Wayne Dickson (Participant)
  • Anatoly Zayats (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impact

Narrative

University research and expertise in materials and photonics relevant to data storage has influenced strategic investment decision-making within Seagate Technology resulting in the creation of 85 new R&D positions in the UK announced in 2010. These new jobs were part of an £60M investment that saw a re-allocation of corporate budget from the USA and resulted in significant expansion of Seagate Technology’s UK based R&D capacity. The investment was made to support their medium-term technology roadmap plans. Seagate Technology is the world-leading manufacturer and supplier of data storage technology in the form of disk drives, employing 53,000 people worldwide.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactEconomic Impact