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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.
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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The CMOS image detector offered here can store a time value (to 10 nanosecond accuracy) each time the sensor output signal amplitude surpasses a ...Read more
Composites such as CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymer) are being used to replace metal in components for industries such as aerospace and automotiv ...Read more
A software tool has been developed that allows for systematic analysis of bolted joints that are under various levels of stress. The software contain ...Read more
As power electronics design tends toward greater miniaturisation and higher performance, the challenge of cooling becomes ever greater. ...Read more
The fibre-coupled sensor head is extremely compact (1 mm diameter x 1 cm long) and comprises a fused taper onto a single-mode fibre, a partially refle ...Read more
Satellites use deployment mechanisms to position their payloads and propulsion systems. ...Read more