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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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This technology, initially developed for space missions, overcomes the two major issues faced by Mass Spectrometers – size and price. ...Read more
As power electronics design tends toward greater miniaturisation and higher performance, the challenge of cooling becomes ever greater. ...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
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
Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) consist of a metal matrix reinforced with a fibre or particulate of a ceramic material. ...Read more
Vantablack is a thin film of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) directly 'grown' on the surface of a substrate (or object) in a reactor chamber. ...Read more