Science and Technology Facilities Council

Bridging the gap between pioneering science and business

STFC’s Business and Innovation Directorate aims to drive productivity and growth in the UK economy by bridging the gap between pioneering science and business.

Summary

Background

STFC’s Business and Innovation Directorate aims to drive productivity and growth in the UK economy by bridging the gap between pioneering science and business. STFC holds a wealth of intellectual property generated from the know-how of over 2000 engineers, which it exploits through a combination of commercial licensing and enabling scientists to carry out experiments at its facilities. STFC also supports start-up companies through its business incubation programmes, offering them the right access to facilities, expertise and networks to grow.