The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy www.innovateuk.org
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British government organisation that helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK and also helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. UKTI provides a range of expert services, individually tailored to maximise a company’s international success. These services are offered through a network of international specialists in British Embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world, as well as key experts in government departments across the UK. For more information please visit www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk
For more information please visit www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk
The Long Run Venture is a purpose driven-for profit business that inspires and equips entrepreneur led solutions to long run challenges. Through campaigns and consultancy, we combine three capabilities: Data and intelligence – partnerships with world-leading technologies and world-class institutions to anchor long run thinking. Storytelling and behaviour change – re-framing problems and solutions such that they mobilise people-led change now and for the long run. Finance & business model innovation – accelerating early-stage, high-growth firms, and stimulating cross-sector and cross-discipline collaboration.
CoSpA (the Co-Sponsorship Agency) delivers cross-sector projects that make money and make a difference. We work with brands, causes and governments to create on-the-ground activity. From people fixing their own community buildings (with Wickes), to inspiring thousands of schools to make films (with Apple and MTV), we bring people together in interesting ways. Oli Barrett is a co-founder of Missions, StartUp Britain and ‘Make Your Mark with a Tenner’ (a challenge to 60,000 school pupils to see what they can turn £10 into in just one month).