A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


Research Councils

The United Kingdom?s
National Science and
Innovation Campuses

The creation of the Daresbury and Harwell Science and Innovation Campuses has provided a unique platform for the public and private sector to participate in collaborative science and technology programmes across disciplines and sectors as never before

Together, the two Science and Innovation Campuses form a ?dipole? model: two pillars of excellence, building on and expanding their expertise within science, technology, innovation and business. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has Knowledge Exchange as a key objective for the Campuses in order to ensure that they make an outstanding contribution to driving and developing the knowledge economy. This contribution would not be possible without the STFC?s close collaboration with both the private and public sector including universities, Regional Development Agencies and local councils. With the involvement of key academic, political and commercial stakeholders, the Campuses will become ?knowledge beacons? for UK plc.

Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

Based at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory near Warrington, Cheshire, the Daresbury Innovation Centre is a vibrant collaboration involving the STFC, the North West Development Agency, the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster, and Halton Borough Council, all of whom are represented on the board of the company ? DSIC Ltd ? set up to oversee the initiative.

There are currently three major components to the DSIC. The Daresbury Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to attract entrepreneurial science and technology-based businesses and there are already more than 60 businesses housed in the Centre, ranging from SMEs to footholds of large corporate institutions.

Alongside the Innovation Centre, the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology is housed in its own purpose-built premises. A joint venture between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, and the STFC, the Institute provides a new critical mass of intellectual focus, educational infrastructure and the essential scientific and technological facilities for accelerator research and development. This enables UK scientists and engineers to play a major role in innovating future tools for scientific discoveries through their conception, design, construction and use across the world.

Finally, the STFC?s Daresbury Laboratory is an internationally recognised research centre which hosts major STFC research facilities as well as a number of strategically important resources including supercomputing, e-science and nuclear physics.

Daresbury Innovation Centre

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

Airbus wing spar being examined on the ENGIN-X instrument at ISIS

The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus (HSIC) encompasses the STFC?s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site and UKAEA Harwell interests near Didcot, South Oxfordshire. These public sector participants will very shortly be forming a joint venture company with a privatesector partner to provide very significant ongoing Campus investment.

The partners already enjoy close working relationships with their neighbours on the Campus who include the Diamond Light Source (one of the world?s most powerful x-ray, infrared and ultraviolet light sources which allows for exceptional material imaging), the Medical Research Council and the Health Protection Agency. Early plans and concept designs have been developed which provide incubator space for new businesses, specialist research institutes and conference facilities. This is all integrated with the STFC?s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory research facilities, which include the Central Laser Facility, ISIS (the world?s leading pulsed neutron source) and one of Europe?s largest Space Science and Technology Departments.

The STFC Campus Vision

It is the vision for both Campuses to become world-leading locations for science and innovation. They will provide opportunities for businesses, universities and other public-sector bodies to:

  • Work in an amenity-rich, collaborative environment that promotes exciting new open innovation techniques;
  • Access the STFC?s advanced facilities and scientific and technical expertise;
  • Access a unique training ground with a highly qualified mix of professionals, ranging from experienced technicians through to dynamic researchers and academics; and
  • Collaborate with the STFC and other Campus partners in an exciting and innovative environment with new partnership models.

Contact details
Professor Colin Whitehouse
Director of Campus Strategy
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus
Cheshire WA4 4AD
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603000
Fax: +44 (0)1925 603100