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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.

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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

Fresher Fruit with Space Science

23 March 2018

Every year millions of tonnes of food are thrown away due to spoilage caused by microorganisms such as moulds or yeasts. A new collaboration is helping to remove these threats using space plasma knowhow.