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  • John WomersleyDirector, Science ProgrammesScience and Technology Facilities CouncilTechnology Gateway Centres

  • How can we design better treatments for cancer?How do cells work?How do degenerative diseases develop?How can we help meet mankinds need for abundant clean energy?How can we create new materials?How can we detect potential terrorist threats? Was there ever life on Mars?How are the chemical elements created?How do planetary systems evolve? How do galaxies form?Why is there a universe, and what is it made of?

  • The science programmes and facilities needed to answer these questions all build on common technological competencies. We have world-leading capabilities in (among others)particle acceleratorssensors and detectorsadvanced engineeringspace technologycutting edge computing, simulation and modelling.Our technological capabilities are made possible by a strong theme of collaboration exploiting the skills base in universities, industry and our laboratories.

  • Science and Innovation CampusesThe Science and Innovation Campuses at Harwell and Daresbury should become focal points for collaboration and knowledge exchange with industry and academic researchers, and gateways to our in-house expertise and that of the communities we support

    We have identifed our core technology competencies and we will refocus them on an outward facing collaborative role

  • Daresbury focused on national technological capability in computational science, accelerator and detector R&D Harwell more broadly based, with major facilities (Diamond, ISIS and the Central Laser Facility) and technological capabilities in space systems, imaging and sensors. Both campuses to offer a high quality environment for new industrial research activities and knowledge intensive businesses through new Technology Gateway Centres We are seeking funding through the Large Facilities Capital Fund and external funding from other stakeholders, and we are working with the new TSB

  • Gateway CentresBased on our core technical competenciesDetector Systems Centre (DSIC and HSIC)advanced detector technologySpace Centre (HSIC)an ESA space centre for the UKHartree Centre (DSIC)a step-change in modelling capabilities Imaging Solutions Centre (HSIC?)from facilities access to solutions access Joint Institute for Materials Design (HSIC?)integrating materials innovation with advanced characterization

  • Futures ProgrammesFeedback from stakeholders:Can be hard for external users to see how to connect to our core technologiesto help navigate through STFCs capabilities and centres and understand how we can work together we will set up Futures Programmes inBio-medicalSecurityEnergyEnvironmental ChangeNano-science and TechnologyDigital economyPoints of contact, workshops

  • Stakeholder discussionsWe are actively engaging with Technology Strategy Board (series of bilaterals and visits)Research Councils (BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC)UniversitiesIndustry (computing, space, microelectronics)International (DHS, AFOSR)Regional development agencies (NWDA, SEEDA)

    We are committed to continuing this process

  • Financial summaryConstruction costs mainly in FY 09/10 and FY 10/11Start-up equipment costs mainly in FY 10/11. Operating costs start during FY 10/11. Substantial staff redirection from existing in-house groups.

  • ConclusionsThe gateway centres will refocus STFCs core technology competencies on an outward facing collaborative role

    to the benefit of the whole UK research base

  • Backup slides

  • Access to STFC expertise

    ApplicationsAccess to FacilitiesComputer Simulation modellingAdvanced materialsDesign, Engineering& SpaceSensors Electronics PhotonicsBioscience HealthcareEnergy TechnologiesClimate change EnvironmentGlobal SecurityNanotechnology NanoscienceDigital Economy

  • Access to STFC expertiseImaging Solutions CentreHartree CentreJoint Institute for Materials DesignDetector systems centreSpace centre

    ApplicationsAccess to FacilitiesComputer Simulation modellingAdvanced materialsDesign, Engineering& SpaceSensors Electronics PhotonicsBioscience HealthcareEnergy TechnologiesClimate change EnvironmentGlobal SecurityNanotechnology NanoscienceDigital Economy

  • Working with the Technology Strategy BoardOngoing series of bilateral meetings and visits

    Have indentified good basis for collaboration:in-house researchers can bid for funds to TSB technology development programmesTSB support for facilities accessKnowledge transfer networksKTPs and (still under discussion) reverse KTPs with industry personnel seconded to the laboratory.

  • NWDA Investment at DSIC: Partner in DSIC Ltd. alongside STFC, NW universities and HBC DSIC identified as a centre of strategic importance in NWDA RES ~ 26M investment in new development on siteDaresbury Innovation Centre (65 companies)Enterprise Centre (completion Dec 2009) 10M investment in building for Cockcroft Institute 2.9M for ERLP laser project 5M for NWGRID project consortium of STFC and NW HEIs NWDA and STFC supporting business school engagement in response to ESRC cluster call

  • SEEDA Investment at HSIC: HSIC identified as centre of strategic importance in SEEDA RES 0.5M investment in Regional Resource Centre for skills development in Advanced Instrumentation sector led by STFC. Fund the Innovation Advisory Service led by Oxford Innovation and CLIK SEEDA and STFC supporting business school engagement in response to ESRC cluster call Currently reviewing future engagement in HSIC and JV

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