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17 February 2020
Central American University visits the Higgs Centre for Innovation to test Guatemala's first ever CubeSat satellite
Central American University visits the Higgs Centre for Innovation to test Guatemala's first ever CubeSat satellite

The Higgs Centre for Innovation – a ground-breaking new business incubation hub, created by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the University of Edinburgh has welcomed a university driving its country’s first ever space mission.

14 February 2020
Meet Jonathan Strachan, Senior Mechanical Engineer - He shares with us the MOONS vacuum vessel story
Meet Jonathan Strachan, Senior Mechanical Engineer - He shares with us the MOONS vacuum vessel story

“We think MOONS has the biggest vacuum vessel in astronomy. Do you know of a bigger one?” ask scientists and engineers at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) UK Astronomy Technology centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh.

04 February 2020
STFC's Higgs Centre for Innovation welcomes Crover Ltd
STFC's Higgs Centre for Innovation welcomes Crover Ltd

The Higgs Centre for Innovation – a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) business incubation hub – welcomes cutting-edge agri-tech start-up Crover Ltd, to the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre UK (ESA BIC UK). We catch up with Founder and CEO Lorenzo Conti to find out more about the company and why he chose the ESA BIC UK at the Higgs

21 January 2020
Could mirrors for space be the next incredible object to be 3D printed?
Could mirrors for space be the next incredible object to be 3D printed?

Teams within the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have been working together, and with a community of universities and national laboratories to explore just how this technique could be used to create lightweight mirrors for space – when weight and volume limits are critical!

17 January 2020
Apprentice gets hands-on experience at ESS
Apprentice gets hands-on experience at ESS

An Electrical Engineering Apprentice from Daresbury Laboratory completed his apprenticeship with a work placement at the European Spallation Source (ESS) – an international project which he contributed to here in the UK.

17 January 2020
Daresbury apprentice takes NW crown
Daresbury apprentice takes NW crown

The North West Training Council’s (NWTC) 50th Annual Apprenticeship Awards were a big night for learners from across the region, but it was Daresbury Laboratory’s apprentices who won big on the night.

17 January 2020
Launch of Daresbury Green Group to address environmental issues
Launch of Daresbury Green Group to address environmental issues

A group of eco-minded staff at Daresbury Laboratory have come together to create a ‘green team’ - sharing ideas and implementing changes relating to the environment and sustainability.

16 January 2020
World's first plant-powered IoT sensor sends signal to space
World's first plant-powered IoT sensor sends signal to space

The world’s first plant-powered sensor transmission to a satellite has been achieved thanks to a collaboration between recent STFC business incubatee Lacuna Space and Dutch green-energy specialists Plant-e.

08 January 2020
Revealing the surprising complexity of skin creams
Revealing the surprising complexity of skin creams

Scientists from King's College London and Manchester University, in collaboration with scientists at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS), have carried out the first-ever investigations of the microstructure of aqueous creams.

07 January 2020
Daresbury apprentices celebrate success
Daresbury apprentices celebrate success

Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory came together to celebrate their achievements at the site’s annual apprenticeship awards ceremony.

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