STFC Innovations Ltd

We are the Technology Transfer Office of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). We have the exclusive rights to the commercial exploitation of the intellectual property of STFC at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, the Daresbury Laboratory (DL) in Cheshire, the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) in Edinburgh and Chilbolton.

The role of STFC Innovations is to support STFC by identifying and brokering deals that exploit STFC's intellectual property (IP) through spinouts and licence agreements. We also manage all aspects of STFC's IP rights including registering, maintaining, protecting, building and defending its IP portfolio.

In addition our Technical Sales team provide valuable links with industries through managing access to facilities/skills and expertise and direct sales of products and services.

Formed by Royal Charter in 2007 (by combining CCLRC and PPARC), the Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide in the physical sciences. The Council operates world-class large scale research facilities, provides strategic advice to the government on their development and manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community, in addition to directing, coordinating and funding research, education and training.