Success stories

There are multiple routes and business models through which STFC can work to create value with our external partners and stakeholders, exploiting our research, facilities, skills and technologies

The following success stories illustrate just some examples of how this continues to be achieved across the STFC landscape:

Solving technical challenges for life-saving businesses
30 June 2014
Solving technical challenges for life-saving businesses

One of the biggest fear for a diver is to resurface out of sight of the dive boat. With access to the world-class expertise available at the ESA BIC Harwell through STFC’s RAL Space, Sci Tech (POB) Ltd has designed a device that allows the boat to track the position of resurfaced divers through a GPS - enabled signalling device.

Helping technology start-ups expand their professional network
30 June 2014
Helping technology start-ups expand their professional network

The most valuable resource in the world is time. The ESA BIC Harwell is supporting award-winning start-up company iGeolise in developing a new online application, ‘Travel Time’, which will revolutionise the way in which people search for any geographic location online.

Biomedical start-ups grow stronger with I-TAC
30 June 2014
Biomedical start-ups grow stronger with I-TAC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)’s Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has enabled microbiology start-up company Perfectus Biomed to expand and secure investment.

Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing
10 June 2014
Using X-rays to improve steel plate processing

The Harwell Imaging Partnership (HIP) has assisted Tata Steel, the second largest steel producer in Europe, in furthering understanding of the cracking mechanisms that can be active during hot rolling of free cutting steels.

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