The Engineering Technology Centre (ETC), specialising in pioneering technology to address global challenges such as health and security, has opened. The ETC, part of the STFC, helps businesses, industry and academia find cost-effective solutions to complex and often unique technical challenges, from accelerator technology for medical applications to custom made technology for airport security systems, each bringing valuable investment to the UK economy.

The ETC is based at two UK locations, the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus in Cheshire and the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, where highly skilled ETC staff use some of the world’s leading science and engineering facilities for large and small scale projects.

The Centre offers a ‘one stop shop’ approach providing a range of expertise and engineering systems, from project management and feasibility studies through conceptual design and simulation to prototyping, manufacturing, installation and commissioning. These involve capabilities in mechanical design and analysis, vacuum technology, cryogenics, computer controlled machining, advanced metrology, electrical systems integration and intelligent control systems.