Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multidisciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

We provide access to large-scale facilities across the physical and life sciences, enabling research, innovation and skills training in these areas. The facilities host a range of research techniques using neutrons, muons, lasers and X-rays, and high performance computing and complex analysis of large data sets. Our National Laboratories also promote academic and industrial collaboration and translation of our research to market through direct interaction with industry.

STFC holds a wealth of expertise generated from over 2,000 engineers and scientists that work on the design, build and operation of the UK National Laboratories. Our specialist experience includes cryogenics, magnetics, material testing, electronics, radiation environments, and simulation modelling.

STFC works collaboratively with businesses in order to reduce the risk surrounding innovation and enable new applications of technology in truly exciting and disruptive ways. By co-locating businesses alongside facilities and expertise at 3 UK locations – Daresbury, Harwell, and Edinburgh – and catalysing this with industry cluster networks, we bring together the people who can innovate and change the world for the better.

STFC is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).