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:

Bridging for Innovators supports start-up to take AI-enabled technology to market
30 May 2019
Bridging for Innovators supports start-up to take AI-enabled technology to market

Exgence provides an artificial intelligence (AI) solution to help sales and pre-sales specialists respond to tenders faster and more efficiently.

ESA BIC UK helps space-tech start-up find route to market
21 May 2019
ESA BIC UK helps space-tech start-up find route to market

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.

Allectra Win Successful Contract for the ICARUS upgrade
21 May 2019
Allectra Win Successful Contract for the ICARUS upgrade

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.

STFC's space expertise assists broccoli-farming robot
20 May 2019
STFC's space expertise assists broccoli-farming robot

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.

ESA BIC UK helps start-up keep chickens happy and healthy
07 May 2019
ESA BIC UK helps start-up keep chickens happy and healthy

Thrive Multi Visual provides smart insights to poultry farmers to improve their business operations.

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.

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