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Technology and Accelerator Board

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is one of the constituent councils of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI).  Its aims are to support world-class research, innovation and skills.  To do this, a number of Advisory Boards of Council have been established.

The Technology and Accelerator Board is a new Board reporting directly to STFC’s Council charged with providing strategic advice on STFC’s funding and support for under-pinning technologies, such as detectors and instrumentation, specialist engineering, optics, e-infrastructure, accelerator science and technology, and the connection to innovation and industry.

The Technology and Accelerator Board will:

  • Advise STFC on the development and maintenance of long term technology and accelerator strategies.  This includes identifying and prioritising opportunities for its technology and accelerator programmes;
  • Provide advice on underpinning technology and accelerator development to support large scale facilities;
  • Consult with the appropriate communities via STFC’s advisory panels to ensure the technology and accelerator strategies remain the most viable for the UK;
  • Consider possible new areas of activity, new collaborations and partnerships, giving advice on their strategic importance and the level of resources required to deliver them;
  • Identify areas of missing capacity or capability;
  • Advise on prioritisation within STFC’s technology and accelerator programme, through the STFC programme evaluation process or specific ad hoc reviews, as required;
  • Identify potential avenues for the exploitation of technology developed as part of STFC’s programme

The term of membership will ordinarily be one year in the first instance, commencing September 2019, with the possibility of reappointment. The Board will meet four times a year.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Wright.


Last updated: 17 July 2019


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