Fact sheet


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offers a wide range of specialist technical and business support services to accelerate the growth of high-tech SMEs.

As one of the largest multidisciplinary science organisations world-wide, we keep the UK at the forefront of international science research and technology development and use this knowledge and expertise to benefit industry.

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About STFC

Our mission is to maximise the impact of our knowledge, skills, facilities and resources for the benefit of the UK. One of the many ways we do this is by supporting high-tech entrepreneurs and SMEs, ensuring that their bright business ideas turn into successful market realities through a range of innovation opportunities, initiatives and collaborations.

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Success Story

Sleep Tight with Rosetta

16 February 2018

When pest control expert Jason Littler was seeking a better way to ‘sniff’ the air in hotel rooms for bed bugs, he was introduced to space scientist Dr Geraint (Taff) Morgan. Now, Taff and Jason are using comet-sniffing philosophy to beat the bugs.