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Bridging the gap between pioneering science and business

What do we do?

Although 80% of what STFC does involves carrying out scientific research, 20% involves collaborating with businesses. STFC aims to bridge the gap between STFC’s pioneering science and business, and we do this by enabling access to our big science facilities. We also support start-up companies through our business incubation programmes, offering them the right access to facilities, expertise and networks to grow.

Our site locations in the Liverpool City Region, Oxfordshire and Edinburgh offer businesses a unique environment to collaborate and grow. Home to start-ups, SMEs, corporates, scientists, engineers, universities and organisations the sites are a hotbed of exciting and inspirational activity.

Why we do it?

Everything we do is about driving productivity and growth in the UK economy. Our pioneering scientific research ensures that the UK remains competitive globally and our collaboration with UK businesses, both big and small, through the work we do at our campuses, supports regional development and increases job creation.


Last updated: 04 July 2019


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