Success stories

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:

ESA BIC UK accelerates intelligent recruitment start-up
11 April 2019
ESA BIC UK accelerates intelligent recruitment start-up

Founded in 2014, MeVitae uses augmented intelligence (AI) to help companies shortlist top diverse talent in the hiring process.

ESA BIC UK supports startup to challenge growing fake news threat
08 April 2019
ESA BIC UK supports startup to challenge growing fake news threat

In a bid to counter increasingly Founder and CEO, Serelay Limited sophisticated methods of editing photographs and videos, Serelay analyses both the content and context of uploaded images to flag any alterations made to visual content.

SME creates sustainable cities thanks to ESA BIC UK funding and expertise
18 March 2019
SME creates sustainable cities thanks to ESA BIC UK funding and expertise

By applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to geospatial, satellite Earth observation and nonspatial data, Energeo can determine the energy performance of towns and cities down to the level of individual properties.

STFC's support for start-ups accelerates business growth
08 March 2019
STFC's support for start-ups accelerates business growth

Oxford nanoSystems (OnS) develop novel surface coating technologies that improve heat transfer in components. 

ESA BIC UK enables access to expertise for new tech development
12 February 2019
ESA BIC UK enables access to expertise for new tech development

Entocycle produces a cost-effective and environmentally friendly protein source for animal feed, made entirely from insects.

Utilising 3D printing for rapid prototyping of healthcare technologies
06 December 2018
Utilising 3D printing for rapid prototyping of healthcare technologies

From health and wellness to diabetes and wound care, Nanoflex’s highly sensitive and accurate sensors enable the production of powerful healthcare technologies that help improve lives.

ESA BIC UK equips businesses with space industry knowledge
03 December 2018
ESA BIC UK equips businesses with space industry knowledge

Utilising space technology to assist global sustainability goals, Deep Planet applies satellite imagery and data to provide insights to make the world a better place.

ESA BIC UK provides an expert environment to rocket start-ups to success
05 October 2018
ESA BIC UK provides an expert environment to rocket start-ups to success

Challenging the perception that space technologies are cumbersome and slow, Open Cosmos makes it possible for companies to test new technologies and apps in space, from as little as £500k, and launch within 10 months.

Killing microbes, not the taste
03 February 2017
Killing microbes, not the taste

Every year microorganisms spoil millions of tonnes of food. Some food-borne microorganisms cause an annual toll of half a million food poisoning cases in the UK. A new plasma device produced with STFC follow on funding helps remove this threat to our food supply.

STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation
28 July 2016
STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation

Scientists have developed the most sensitive Micro Electromechanical gravity Sensor (MEMS) ever.

Last updated: 16 March 2016

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