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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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A compact and rugged FTIR spectrometer based on a unique configuration of common-path interferometer that uses no moving parts. ...Read more
Three thermo-optical coatings have been developed by ENBIO for space applications: SolarBlack – selected as the baseline for the main heatshield ...Read more
Researchers at the Open University have developed a small, high-precision valve that is ideal for high-pressure, high-value applications. ...Read more
The fibre-coupled sensor head is extremely compact (1 mm diameter x 1 cm long) and comprises a fused taper onto a single-mode fibre, a partially refle ...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
Satellites use deployment mechanisms to position their payloads and propulsion systems. ...Read more
BAPS active preload devices remove the compromise between surviving extreme loading and maximising performance/life under benign conditions. The tec ...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