Facilities and resources - STFC


Using STFC-supported facilities and resources

Find the facility or resource you need, both national and international, and check how to use it.

STFC-supported facilities and resources can be used by researchers, businesses and other organisations.

If you’re applying for research funding

You can include STFC-supported facilities and resources in your research proposal if you’re applying for funding from STFC and some other UKRI research councils.

Check the STFC facilities and resources you can use through the:

Discuss your research proposal with the facility or service you want to use before submitting your funding application.

You usually need to apply directly to the facility or service, as well as including it in your funding application. The deadlines for applying to STFC-supported facilities are usually every six months.

Also check the funding opportunity and application guidance for what to include in your funding application. You usually need confirmation that you can use the facility or service and a technical statement detailing costs, where appropriate.

If you’re a business

You can contact STFC about using these facilities for research and development:

Daresbury Laboratory, Liverpool City Region

Massimo Noro

Email: massimo.noro@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01925 603452

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

Ric Allott

Email: ric.allott@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01235 445882

If you’re a start-up or early-stage business

Start-ups, SMEs and research teams in established companies can rent laboratory space and equipment at:

Businesses can use both specialist technical and business support through these facilities.

Contact STFC to discuss your requirements and budget for short-term or long-term rental.

Daresbury Laboratory

Delyth Edwards

Email: delyth.edwards@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01925 603142

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Arun Magon

Email: arun.magon@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01235 445439

Higgs Business Incubation Centre

Karina Wardak

Email: karina.wardak@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01316 688290

ESA Business Incubation Centre UK

Email: enquiries@esa-bic.org.uk

Telephone: 01235 446075

STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre

Delyth Edwards

Email: delyth.edwards@stfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01925 603142

Last updated: 15 August 2023

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