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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 human-like robot hand uses 129 sensors to provide both force sensing and joint position sensing. ...Read more
The Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) is a new class of hypersonic propulsion system that relies on an ultra-lightweight heat exchanger t ...Read more
The high-temperature C-type thermocouple was developed for monitoring the outer skin temperature of a spacecraft during re-entry. ...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
Non-destructive inspection (NDI) allows users to ‘see’ inside a material or component in order to check for defects. ...Read more
A compact and rugged FTIR spectrometer based on a unique configuration of common-path interferometer that uses no moving parts. ...Read more