Expert Intelligence

We are a commercial support organisation. Our aim is to help innovators bring their products and services to market, and to help their businesses grow. We can provide market validation and market testing, and help our clients gain access to grants for further development and growth. We also provide an R&D Tax Credit service that ensures our clients receive the full rebate they are entitled to, so that they can reinvest this into their business.  

We work with SMEs, other businesses, academic & public research organisations and investors across several sectors.

Our market research is completely bespoke, tailored to what our clients need, when they need it. We can provide market validation and market testing in order to commercialise innovative R&D and business ideas. We also provide market and customer insight - adding significant value to new product development and marketing strategies. 

We partner our clients throughout the innovation process, acting as a trusted advisor and provider of tailored solutions helping them move from idea to market. 

We deliver the right information, in the right format, at the right time, allowing our clients to make the right business decisions.

We love what we do, and enjoy helping our clients bring innovative and outstanding new technologies to market.

We're especially motivated by commercialising products and services with a positive impact on society, which is why we focus upon healthcare and bioscience, materials and high-value manufacturing, and environmental technologies or clean tech.

And it's why our strapline is "Your success. Our commitment".

Specialists in business-to-business market research and commercialisation services, we work across specialist technical disciplines and, with our fluency in all major languages, across global markets.

We aim to develop as the leading ethical business innovation and commercialisation consultancy in Europe. We already operate in five countries with a network of global partners.

We'll continue to leverage our market and technical expertise so that we can help even more clients optimise their innovations.

And our values of integrity, fairness, impact, commitment and satisfaction continue to underpin our growth and expansion.

We understand ...

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your technology

Inventya consultants combine advanced qualifications and a wealth of experience in technical research and business, enabling us to understand the theory behind and application of your technology.From life sciences to material sciences - and with core strengths in healthcare technology, manufacturing and clean tech  - we rapidly identify strengths and weaknesses in your commercialisation proposal and explore all feasible commercial options.

From intellectual property (IP) licensing and commercialisation to technology scouting and partnering, market and customer insight lies at the heart of our solutions.

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your markets

Understanding the target markets for your idea and the packaging and presentation of your value proposition are key challenges for successful product or service commercialisation.

Our market research services unlock these issues, identifying market entry strategies, export strategies, channel partners and customer insight.  We'll also undertake pricing & benchmark analysis and we guarantee to generate qualified warm leads for your innovation.

We subscribe to leading market information portals providing real-time country and market information, and we utilise our large network of over 25,000 commercial and scientific experts. We deliver the intelligence you need to make strategic, timely and informed decisions.

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global environments

Inventya multi-lingual consultants have international commercial backgrounds in science and technology. Using our expert local knowledge we are ideally placed to develop not just a detailed analysis of the potential demand for your technology, but to make appropriate introductions and to chair negotiations, helping you make informed decisions about further R&D, investment and partner selection.

Add to this our strong partnerships and support networks across EMEA, North American and ASEAN markets - and you have all the expert market research capability you need in one place.

 

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your growth needs

We work with firms at all stages of development from spinouts and start-ups to established businesses. And we work with many academic institutes in the UK and across Europe to support the exploitation and commercialisation of research, research that is often generated by large complex project teams.

We'll help your organisation to

  • identify and secure proof-of-market, prototype and seed research funds
  • optimise investment by utilising R&D tax credits and Patent Box benefits
  • join and benefit from large scale collaborative R&D projects

Our team of professionals

Aldo De Leonibus

Chief Executive Officer

Aldo is an experienced business innovation consultant, expert in evaluating new business concepts and new product and service development. He holds MEng and Masters of Enterprise (MEnt) degrees. Aldo is fluent in English, Italian, and French.

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Valerie De Leonibus

Operations Director

Valerie holds MEng and MSc Environmental Engineering degrees. She specialises in feasibility studies, market research, commercialisation strategies, female entrepreneurship and the creation of ethical businesses. She speaks four languages.

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Dr. Carmel Meredew

Commercial Director

Carmel is an experienced bid writer and uses her skills and passion for innovation to ensure successful funding applications. 

Kate Lowes

Head of Operations

Over 35 years’ experience designing, managing and building teams with highly scalable, novel and innovative solutions. Kate has successfully guided more than 50 products from concept stage through commercial release.

Fiona Hall

Business Account Manager

Fiona is responsible for business development & account management. She has a strong sales & marketing background across multiple industry sectors. 

 

Jim Doherty

Scale-Up Director

Jim is an experienced finance professional, having worked in both small and large organisations with over 30 years’ in the field. His main expertise lies within Business modelling, front-line funds negotiating, cash management, strategic financial planning and financial management. His current role at Inventya is to deliver the Scale-Up programme, an ambitious programme to support a highly selected range of business with rapid exponential growth.

Andrew Kent

Senior Innovation Advisor

Andrew has 10 years' experience of leading publicly funded business support projects to high growth, high-tech SMEs. He provides innovation advice and guidance to clients to internationalise ideas and generate new opportunities.

Susan Hodgkinson

Senior Bid Writer

Susan has extensive knowledge of public, private and charity sector funds. She has successfully completed bids for ESIF/ERDF, Innovate UK, Research Councils, Horizon 2020, Welcome, Leverhulme, Big Lottery and many more. 

Jim Tunstall

Senior Innovation Advisor

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Salford and is a highly experienced business executive, entrepreneur and business advisor, with over 20 years’ main board experience in large corporate environments. Over the last 10 years Jim has supported organisations and individuals in fulfilling their potential through start-up, innovation and growth initiatives. His current role with Inventya is delivering the Innovate 2 Succeed programme to ambitious SME companies in the North West.

Viney Chauhan

EEN Client Advisor

Viney is an experienced client advisor, who dedicates all of his time to the Enterprise Europe Network, a European Commission led initiative with the aim to help companies internationalise their business.

Rachel Ward

Project Manager

Rachel has recently joined the team, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the telecommunications, oil and gas industries. She is the Inventya lead on the prestigious Liverpool 5G project.

Ginny Chen-Jorgensen

Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Manager

Ginny provides intellectual property advice and business intelligence to clients. She has a background in protein biochemistry, cancer biology and semiconductor DNA sequencing.

Kshitija Singh

Senior Consultant

Kshitija makes an exceptional addition to our consultancy team.  She has had 12 years’ experience in strategy and market research related functions in large multinational organisations such as BASF and has the unique position of understanding the entire market research, consultancy & strategy formulation process from concept through to execution. Kshitija looks forward to supporting clients across multiple industries in their efforts to access global markets.

Vicky Whitfield

Tender Writer

Vicky is a member of the bid writing team, writing and submitting applications on behalf of Inventya, in addition to supporting a variety of teams in the office in all things marketing and administration.

Lina Kvasyte

European Projects Administrator

Lina assists the European project manager in the production of EU projects and undertaking any administrative tasks. She has extensive experience in the tourism and banking sectors.

Our Inventya Solutions team 

Pedro Rivera

Project Manager

With 21 years of experience, Pedro trained as an Economist and holds an MBA from Edinburgh University. From co-ordinating the international business of a multinational financial service, to directing an SME and a voluntary organisation, Pedro has successfully delivered a range of projects in the sustainability & low carbon sector. He has gained comprehensive expertise in European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) through working on policy development, evaluating projects for funding, programme delivery & monitoring, as well as successfully developing, bidding and delivering projects.

 

Simona Cocuz

Finance & Compliance Manager

Simona is a part qualified accountant with extensive experience in the running of publicly funded services. She has helped deliver a wide range of ESIF programmes across LCR, from the bidding stage to delivery and closure of the projects. She is responsible for the financial leadership of the LCRFE project, including audit and compliance. Having previously worked at The Women’s Organisation, Simona is very passionate about women entrepreneurship and enhancing their role in business and community.

 

Caroline Jones

Business Advisor

Caroline has 10 years’ experience as a business advisor supporting both start up and established businesses across LCR. Caroline has been passionate about enterprise all her life, having studied business, finance and management. She has also run two businesses, a café in the Scottish Highlands and more recently a marketing & copywriting service. Caroline has worked on numerous European and UK Government funded projects in the last twenty years, but she is particularly passionate about helping businesses to flourish by making them aware of the opportunities available to them through local economic growth.