Welcome to the STFC CERN BIC
Creating innovative new products, services and business opportunities from high energy physics technologies
If you’re an entrepreneur looking for your next challenge or a small high-tech company looking for a technical solution that will help you bring a new product to market, imagine being able to access the IP or tap into the expertise at CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider, and one of the world’s leading laboratories.
The STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (BIC) offers funding, business support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small high-tech companies seeking to accelerate their innovative business concepts.
Focused on developing new products and services using technologies originally developed for use in high energy physics research, this pilot scheme draws on the world-leading capabilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), home of the Large Hadron Collider.
The BIC combines the incubation experience of STFC with the unique opportunity to access STFC and CERN intellectual property (IP), technologies and expertise. It will help businesses to grow from technical concept to market reality, from small start-ups into thriving high-tech companies.
You do not have to have any previous relationship with either STFC or CERN to apply to join the BIC.
The succesful candidates from the latest expression of interest have been selected, and will be attending a briefing event on 10th June at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.
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Read the STFC CERN BIC (PDF - 534kB - link opens in a new window) Factsheet for more information.
20 February 2013
We are looking for high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors and technology areas who could benefit from the world leading knowledge and expertise of CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider...
19 October 2012
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) have announced a first call for proposals to enable small high-tech businesses to bridge the gap between basic science and industry, and create profitable UK.....