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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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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
ESTL's MoS2 films exhibit ultra-low friction properties in vacuum and inert environments, both in cryogenic and high temperatu ...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
A new method for the optimising and utilising Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) has been developed for space applications. ...Read more
A software tool has been developed that allows for systematic analysis of bolted joints that are under various levels of stress. The software contain ...Read more
A compact and rugged FTIR spectrometer based on a unique configuration of common-path interferometer that uses no moving parts. ...Read more