There are multiple routes and business models through which STFC can work to create value with our external partners and stakeholders, exploiting our research, facilities, skills and technologies
The following success stories illustrate just some examples of how this continues to be achieved across the STFC landscape:
Satavia makes aviation ‘smarter’ and greener by providing environmental data and analytics that can be used by aircraft operators, manufacturers and maintenance companies to reduce damage to aircraft engines and components.
The UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund was founded in 2002 with a mission to support early-stage technology companies to commercialisation.
Rapiscan Systems is using the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) particle accelerator facilities for innovative testing to improve the performance of systems that screen cargo for customs and security purposes.
Weather Logistics is aiming to improve access to long-term seasonal weather data to help reduce crop damage and save money for growers.
Ellexus, which develops application monitoring tools for high performance computing, has utilised STFC’s Hartree Centre to test its products for new markets.
Cobham Plc develops communications systems for challenging environments, enabling customers to stay connected across land, sea and air.
Exgence provides an artificial intelligence (AI) solution to help sales and pre-sales specialists respond to tenders faster and more efficiently.
Lacuna Space Ltd provides a simple and reliable global connection service that links physical devices, such as temperature sensors and location trackers, to the internet. It uses low-orbit satellites which connect the devices to its network, enabling monitoring even in the most remote areas.
In April 2018, Allectra, a high vacuum components company, was selected to supply all the signal and high voltage feedthrough flanges for the ICARUS upgrade at CERN in a contract which was externally funded by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy.
Earth Rover’s autonomous robot system technology takes care of high value organic vegetables, such as broccoli, by tracking the growth and health of crops using data collection and satellite navigation.
Last updated: 16 March 2016