About

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.
 
We provide access to world-class capabilities, technologies and scientists from STFC and our partners such as ESA and CERN. We also provide award-winning incubation facilities, a range of funding opportunities, and networking opportunities – all tailored to individual research challenges and business needs. By managing both ESA’s Business Incubation Centre at Harwell and ESA’s Technology Transfer Network within the UK, we are uniquely placed to support those that wish to use innovative space technologies to help grow and develop new business back on Earth.
 
Our world-leading capabilities include space, astronomy, photonics, cryogenics, advanced materials, high value manufacturing, engineering, high performance computing, imaging, accelerator science, detectors and microelectronics and spectroscopy.