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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 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
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
Satellites use deployment mechanisms to position their payloads and propulsion systems. ...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
In order to meet accuracy and autonomy requirements of future planetary exploration missions, NGC provides state-of-the-art image processing software ...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
This technology, initially developed for space missions, overcomes the two major issues faced by Mass Spectrometers – size and price. ...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