Although 80% of what the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) does involves carrying out scientific research, 20% involves collaborating with businesses. STFC aims to bridge the gap between STFC’s pioneering science and business, and we do this by enabling access to our big science facilities. We also support start-up companies through our business incubation programmes, offering them the right access to facilities, expertise and networks to grow.
Our site locations in the Liverpool City Region, Oxfordshire and Edinburgh offer businesses a unique environment to collaborate and grow. Home to start-ups, SMEs, corporates, scientists, engineers, universities and organisations the sites are a hotbed of exciting and inspirational activity.
Find out about support for early-stage businesses.
Last updated: 24 January 2024