Science & Technology Facilities Council

STFC is a UK Research Council which funds and delivers science and technology to advance our knowledge of the Universe.  We use our expertise, capabilities and facilities to drive industrial innovation.

We support Oxfordshire’s high-tech entrepreneurs and SMEs through a range of tailored innovation opportunities, initiatives and collaborations including:

Our Harwell Oxford campus where companies in our network or located on site can benefit from:

  • Business support and incubation programmes such as our award-winning Innovations Technology Access Centre and ESA Business Incubation Centre
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities, equipment and technical expertise
  • Technology transfer opportunities from organisations such as ESA and CERN
  • Innovation, cluster and networking events and funding opportunities
  • Commercial exploitation of STFC and university academic research
  • Industrial access to big science facilities for collaborative research and development

Why is Venturefest the best?

Venturefest is the best because it embodies what we’re all about – inspirational innovation that impacts our lives.  At Venturefest we showcase and share our world-leading intellectual property, inventions, expertise and capabilities with entrepreneurs and businesses – helping to make Harwell Oxford and Oxfordshire the birthplace of high-tech companies.

Contact Details

Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ

01793 442000

[email protected]

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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Get connected with key business support services from across Oxfordshire.

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