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I-TAC takes first prize for best support for start-up and high growth businesses

The Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has scooped a prestigious UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) award for having the best track record in developing and supporting start-up and high growth businesses. The award celebrates the invaluable role that innovation centres and incubators, and their business environment, play in the growth and economic success of early stage companies.

Ignition, Lift-off....New Satellite Launches Next Generation of UK Scientists

A cosmic ray detector designed by sixth form students from the UK blasted off into orbit overnight. Hundreds of schools across the country will play a hands-on role analysing vital 'space weather' data sent back to Earth by TechDemoSat-1, a UK-built satellite that started its journey into space overnight.

STFC RAL Space team is Ground Control for Newly Launched UK Satellite

Two UK satellites, TechDemoSat-1 and UKube-1 have been launched overnight in part thanks to the efforts of the team at STFC RAL Space. Both satellites were launched on 8 July 2014 at 16.58 BST and data is now being beamed back to Earth.

Transformation success secures contract extension for Serco

Serco - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:00

Serco, the international services company, has secured a four year contract extension worth £20 million with the London Borough of Enfield for the provision of...

STFC and Intel link up to drive innovation for the next generation of supercomputer

Global microprocessor giant Intel® has chosen the Hartree Centre, part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), as its newest 'Intel® Parallel Computing Center' (Intel® PCC). This new collaboration allows Intel and STFC's Hartree Centre to work together on designing and testing software for the world's most advanced microprocessors, the building blocks of the supercomputers of the future.

STFC spin-out wins UK's major engineering prize for airport scanner technology

3 July 2014 - HRH The Princess Royal last night presented Cobalt Light Systems, a company born from technology developed by scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), with the prestigious 2014 MacRobert Award for engineering innovation, for its unique liquids scanner.

Serco secures Northern Ireland Water contract

Serco - Wed, 2014-07-02 12:00

Serco has been re-awarded the contract to collect and transport water...

Rupert Soames to join Serco as Group Chief Executive on 1 May

Serco - Wed, 2014-07-02 00:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, is pleased to announce that Rupert Soames OBE, will now join the company as Group Chief Executive on...

Physics accolades for STFC scientists

Scientists with strong links to the Science and Technology Facilities Council have been honoured today by the Institute of Physics in their 2014 annual awards including Professor Anthony Bell, Senior Research Fellow at STFC's Central Laser Facility.

National Physical Laboratory contract extension

Serco - Sat, 2014-06-28 00:00

Serco has signed an extension to its existing contract to manage the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on behalf of the UK's Department for Business,...

CEO Update to the Community

Professor John Womersley continued his series of updates to the community today, 25 June 2014, with a presentation at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth.

STFC announces 4 new projects aimed at solving energy challenges

STFC is pleased to announce the awarding of up to £1.5M of funding to 4 exciting multi-disciplinary projects under the Challenge Led Applied System Programme (CLASP) to meet specific challenges in the energy sector. These projects plan to produce tangible results in a 3-5 year period and bring STFC researchers together with other academic disciplines and industry through new collaborations to solve real energy challenges.

House Hunters can now time travel to their perfect home thanks to space technology

Searching online for the perfect new home has just got easier thanks to technology originally designed for use in Space. Leading property website, Zoopla Property Group, is using a revolutionary app developed by a small UK space tech company, iGeolise Ltd, that enables its online house hunters to instantly search for new homes by travel time, as opposed to distance, according to their mode of transport.

Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels

UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a "green" fuel. A new discovery by scientists at the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), offers a viable solution to the challenges of storage and cost by using ammonia as a clean and secure hydrogen-containing energy source to produce hydrogen on-demand in situ.

Find out how we support SMEs at Venturefest Oxford 2014

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will be joining high-tech organisations and businesses from across Oxfordshire at this year's Venturefest Oxford 2014 at the Saїd Business School.

Spectacular mountain blast marks major milestone for world's largest telescope

June 19 2014 - The top of a 3000 metre mountain high up in the Chilean Andes will be blasted off this Thursday evening to create the plateau needed for what will soon be home to the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the largest telescope of its kind to be built anywhere in the world. On 19th June 2014, 18.30-20.30 UK time, the world will be able to witness, via a live webcast, this explosive mountain blasting spectacular.

Innovations Technology Access Centre shortlisted for most successful incubator at national awards

STFC's I-TAC has been shortlisted for the upcoming UK Science Park Association awards, which recognise the achievements of innovative environments such as science parks and business incubators within the UK.

Shaping competitive advantage in the self-service world

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Serco's Andrew MacDonald considers the new rules and tools that are adding...

Serco wins EUR 60m contract to extend IT Support Services to the European Parliament

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Serco, the international service company, has been awarded a contract by...

Positive assessment of corporate renewal plan and update on 2014 outlook

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00
Positive assessment of corporate renewal plan and update on 2014 outlook

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