Delivering growth, developing skills

Aerial view of Sci-Tech Daresbury campus
(Credit: STFC)

Innovation is vital to the UK’s drive for sustained, export-led growth. To flourish in fiercely competitive global and domestic markets, high-tech businesses need to offer inventive, ground-breaking products and services underpinned by cutting-edge, world-class expertise.

Science and innovation campuses are key components in making it happen. Supported by major Government and Research Council investment, they provide environments where organisations of all sizes can be part of dynamic, supportive innovation communities, enjoying ready access to the expertise and equipment they need in order to succeed.

STFC is right at the forefront of the UK’s campus development initiative:

  • We are a key player in the public/private sector partnerships delivering two of the UK’s science, research and innovation campuses, which are already generating jobs and creating wealth
  • At the heart of both campuses lies the UK’s “big science” facilities, helping to increase our impact on economy and society at local, regional, national and international level

Aerial view of Harwell Campus
(Credit: STFC)

A magnet for ambitious businesses and an inspiring gateway to growth, STFC’s campuses - managed as joint ventures with private and public sector partners - are hotspots of imagination and excellence where visionary science translates into real-world benefits – and the value of research to ‘UK plc’ is maximised.


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Last updated: 21 December 2016


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