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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:

Biomedical start-ups grow stronger with I-TAC
30 June 2014
Biomedical start-ups grow stronger with I-TAC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)’s Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has enabled microbiology start-up company Perfectus Biomed to expand and secure investment.

Improving airline security
25 June 2014
Improving airline security

STFC’s Futures Programme, working closely with industry, delivers new scanning technology that enhances airport security, reduces costs and improves passenger confidence.

Microelectronics support for Europe's leading companies
25 June 2014
Microelectronics support for Europe's leading companies

STFC is providing the design infrastructure for the £23bn UK microelectronics sector that underpins strategically important industries worth £78bn to the UK economy.

UK Company analyses the Big Bang
25 June 2014
UK Company analyses the Big Bang

STFC innovations success story - UK Company analyses the Big Bang

Finding the way with Galileo
25 June 2014
Finding the way with Galileo

The STFC’s Laboratories and support of the European Space Agency have meant we have played a key role in the development of the new European GPS system called Galileo, whose economic impact has already been substantial.

Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing
10 June 2014
Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing

The Harwell Imaging Partnership (HIP) has assisted Tata Steel, the second largest steel producer in Europe, in furthering understanding of the cracking mechanisms that can be active during hot rolling of free cutting steels.

Last updated: 16 March 2016

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