STFC Knowledge Exchange

STFC is committed in helping to facilitate the exchange of knowledge from academia into industry. A number of different funding schemes have been developed to help coordinate the translation of STFC technology and research to a commercial application.


  IPS Follow-on-funding IPS Fellowships CLASP IAA
Brief To use STFC funded research or technology to develop or enhance a new product or technique To provide proof of concept funding to develop an idea which could lead to a commercial endpoint To work alongside academics and encourage industry engagement with the university. Please note, this is NOT a research fellowship Themed call to apply STFC funded research/technology to help address societal challenge areas Encourages industry engagement and proof of concept funding managed via host institutions
Expected TRL Range 3-5 2-3   3-6  
Max duration 36 months 12 months 48 months 36 months 1 financial year
Max fEC per year £150,000 £110,000 No max cost No max cost Variable
Industry support? Essential Not required n/a Advised n/a
Extension available? No No Yes No No

Last updated: 20 May 2019


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