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:
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.
The most valuable resource in the world is time. The ESA BIC Harwell is supporting award-winning start-up company iGeolise in developing a new online application, ‘Travel Time’, which will revolutionise the way in which people search for any geographic location online.
One of the biggest fear for a diver is to resurface out of sight of the dive boat. With access to the world-class expertise available at the ESA BIC Harwell through STFC’s RAL Space, Sci Tech (POB) Ltd has designed a device that allows the boat to track the position of resurfaced divers through a GPS - enabled signalling device.
STFC innovations success story - UK Company analyses the Big Bang
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.
STFC is providing the design infrastructure for the £23bn UK microelectronics sector that underpins strategically important industries worth £78bn to the UK economy.
STFC’s Futures Programme, working closely with industry, delivers new scanning technology that enhances airport security, reduces costs and improves passenger confidence.
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