STFC Innovations (UK)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offers a wide range of specialist technical and business support services to accelerate the growth of high-tech SMEs.

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary science organisations world-wide, we keep the UK at the forefront of international science research and technology development and use this knowledge and expertise to benefit industry.

Work continues on a CO2 isotope ratiometer that has been transferred into the food quality control sector. (Copyright STFC)

Our vision is to maximise the impact of our knowledge, skills, facilities and resources for the benefit of the UK.

One of the many ways we do this is by supporting high-tech entrepreneurs and SMEs, ensuring that their bright business ideas turn into successful market realities through a range of innovation opportunities, initiatives and collaborations.

We can provide access to world-class capabilities, technologies and scientists from STFC and our partners such as ESA and CERN, to our large facilities and award-winning incubation facilities, funding streams and networking opportunities – all tailored to individual research challenges and business needs.

By managing both ESA’s Business Incubation Centre at Harwell and ESA’s Technology Transfer Brokerage within the UK, we are uniquely placed to support those that wish to use innovative space technologies to help grow and develop new business back on Earth.

ISIS Target Station 2 at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. ISIS is a world-leading Neutron & Muon Spallation Source used for a wide variety of multidisciplinary research.Our capabilities include space, astronomy, photonics, cryogenics, advanced materials, high value manufacturing, engineering, high performance computing, imaging, accelerator science, detectors and microelectronics and spectroscopy.

For further information about STFC and how we can help you and your business grow, please visit www.stfc.ac.uk.

Key contacts at STFC Innovations:

  • Matthew Edwards  +44 1925 603141 / matthew.edwards@stfc.ac.uk