Delyth Lloyd

Business Development Manager
Science and Technology Facilities Council

Bilateral Meetings

  • Thursday (1:30pm – 6:00pm)
  • Friday (9:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Friday (12:00pm – 4:00pm)
DescriptionThe Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation with the goal of delivering economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK, and more broadly to the world, and its people. Our large-scale scientific facilities in the UK and Europe are used by more than 3,500 users each year, carrying out more than 2,000 experiments and generating around 900 publications. The facilities are used by scientists across a huge variety of science disciplines including medicine and biosciences. The combination of access to world-class research facilities and scientists, office and laboratory space, business support, and an environment which encourages innovation has proven a compelling combination, attracting start-ups, SMEs and large blue chips.
Organization Type Other
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWarrington, Sci Tech Daresbury, Kekwick Lane, Daresbury Google map

Prototype development support & biology labs

Medical technologies, especially medical devices, often require a rapid and complex prototyping, testing and validation process. The technical skills to carry out this process effectively is often not available within SMEs operating in this area.

The STFC offers medical technology SMEs access to their equipment, machinery and expertise in a flexible package to deliver short or longer term projects within the Campus Technology Hub to help companies develop their prototype up to demonstrator level. This access and expertise will be tailored towards the individual project and is aimed at companies at the earlier stages of developing their first product.

STFC also provides access to flexible, fully equipped biology laboratories on a short term, pay as you go basis or as a longer lease on a dedicated lab.

Through ready access to an impressive array of shared lab facilities, including fume cupboards, de-ionised water, gases and analytical equipment, up-front capital costs are reduced allowing companies the time to focus on developing the business and focussing investment where it is needed.

As part of STFC’s business incubation offering, companies can either lease their own exclusive self-contained lab or opt for access to a ‘hot lab’ and multi-user areas available on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis to deliver a project.

Keywords: Medical technologyPrototypingBusiness incubation
Cooperation Offered
  1. Technical co-operation
  2. Other