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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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ESTL's MoS2 films exhibit ultra-low friction properties in vacuum and inert environments, both in cryogenic and high temperatu ...Read more
LENA Space are developing lightweight, low-cost turbopump technology that has the potential to significantly reduce the size, mass, and cost of future ...Read more
The CMOS image sensor (CIS) was developed for space-borne applications and subsequently selected as the baseline sensor on the JANUS optical camera fo ...Read more
Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) consist of a metal matrix reinforced with a fibre or particulate of a ceramic material. ...Read more
Non-destructive inspection (NDI) allows users to ‘see’ inside a material or component in order to check for defects. ...Read more
A UK based SME has taken human models for astronaut exposure to cosmic radiation and developed them to analyse and predict the absorption of electroma ...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