Science and Technology

Science and



Science enabling business innovation at pace

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a transformative organisation changing the world through science and innovation. STFC’s national laboratories across the UK are sovereign treasures and each member of the organisation’s brilliant and eclectic team share a common feeling of pride and passion for the work they do – discovering the secrets of the universe and innovating to tackle global challenges that effect each and every one of us – from curing cancer to meeting NetZero.

For over 60 years, STFC Daresbury Laboratory has been at the very cutting edge of breakthrough science, including three Nobel Prizes. As well as working closely with academic partners, we collaborate with businesses of all sizes, providing access to the most unique scientific facilities in the world as well as the experts that have the power to make the seemingly impossible, possible.

STFC’s team provides flexible, impartial and confidential advice to your innovation challenges and take pride in acting as a front door to global organisations such as CERN and the European Space Agency. We understand that access to funding is one of the biggest barriers to business growth and as part of UK Research and Innovation we are able to provide numerous funding routes to progress innovative projects.

Science facilities


Incubation programmes