The tech landscape is buzzing with pioneering collaborations and breakthroughs that herald a new era across multiple industries. Here's a closer look at some of the latest advancements
The convergence of the music industry—a stronghold of raw human emotion and creativity—with Artificial Intelligence might initially seem paradoxical. But this fusion is not about AI overshadowing the artist's touch. Instead, it's about augmenting it. By enhancing creativity with data-driven insights, AI offers musicians a broader palette and listeners a richer experience. Recognising the burgeoning possibilities
Business value isn't just about numbers on a balance sheet. It's an amalgamation of an organisation's tangible assets, brand reputation, customer loyalty, and the potential for future growth. While assets like machinery, property, and cash reserves do contribute to a business's value, there's a whole spectrum of other elements at play.
The digital era is reshaping industries, and professional and financial services aren't spared. From AI in legalities to revamped insurance strategies, we're witnessing massive change… In our newest piece, we dissect: Blockchain's game-changing role in transactions. AI & ML's dominance in financial insights. Ethical challenges surfacing in the tech-finance world. And more!
Both R&D tax credits and the Patent Box aim to boost innovation in UK businesses, albeit in different ways. The former provides tax relief for relevant R&D expenses, while the latter encourages commercialisation by offering a reduced Corporation Tax rate on profits derived from patented inventions.
Generative AI: Redefining Creativity and Efficiency in a Digital Age Can a machine paint a masterpiece, write a novel, or compose a symphony? With generative AI, the boundaries of creativity are being redefined. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving innovation across various sectors, with generative AI taking centre stage. As a prime example, ChatGPT, powered by generative AI, boasts an impressive user base of 100 million within months of its launch. This is just the tip of the iceberg; let's dive deeper into the transformative potential of generative AI.
With the right approach and a clear plan, you can pave the way for sustainable growth. In this article, we'll provide you with essential tips tailored to UK entrepreneurs who are eager to stay ahead in the world of innovation.
Entrepreneurship: An exhilarating, rewarding, and at times, solitary journey. Let's shine a light on the less discussed challenges, and how to transform them into fuel for growth. Dive into our latest piece and discover how, together, we can navigate the complex world of innovation.
Starting, running, and building a business can be challenging, especially so during uncertain times. However, having the right mindset and approach can make all the difference. That's why we want to share with you the idea of a "Camel Business."
Imagine a business setting where creative ideas bloom, perceived risks metamorphose into opportunities, and innovation is the very lifeblood of every operation. This isn’t a mere fantasy; it's the lived reality for organisations that have mastered the art of cultivating a culture of innovation. Far from just another business buzzword, an innovation culture permeates every corner of an organisation’s activities, inspiring employees across the board to challenge, create, and pursue ideas.
The spotlight on sustainable solutions grows brighter each day, accelerating the transition of electric vehicles (EVs) from niche to norm. This groundbreaking shift from fossil fuels to renewable electricity marks not just a change of power, but a revolution in our conception of mobility. Let's illuminate the key factors driving the future of EVs – their rise, the hurdles ahead, technological innovations, and the environmental consequences.
Our new office is situated at CBC House in Edinburgh marking an important milestone in our ongoing growth strategy and our deepening ties with the Scottish innovation ecosystem. Our Co-Founder and Innovation Director, Valerie De Leonibus, expressed her enthusiasm for the expansion, "Scotland has a thriving technology and innovation scene and we're incredibly excited to be part of it. Our new office in Edinburgh will allow us to work even more closely with Scottish companies to maximise their growth potential and accelerate their commercialisation process.
Green hydrogen is hydrogen produced using renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, or hydropower. It represents a clean, sustainable alternative to conventional hydrogen production methods, which rely heavily on fossil fuels. Through a process called electrolysis, water is split into hydrogen and oxygen, with the hydrogen then being stored and transported for various applications.
In our hyperconnected world, technology has transformed the way we communicate and interact with each other. From smartphones and social media to video calls and virtual reality, we rely on technology to connect with others, access information, and streamline our tasks. While technology and its evolution have undoubtedly brought many benefits, it has also led to concerns about the erosion of the human element in our interactions.
It's no secret that we're living in a hyperconnected world, where challenges can feel overwhelming as we huddle behind our screens. However, collaboration is the key that unlocks the door to enduring solutions, and we've witnessed this first-hand during the COVID-era. Global communities united to contain the spread, develop vaccines, and establish effective treatments. This joint effort played a crucial role in restoring a semblance of order amidst the chaos.
Over the past two decades of writing grant applications, I've experienced the transformation of government funding. When InnovateUK was still called the 'Technology Strategy Board,' many businesses were unaware of available grants, and some were hesitant, thinking that such non-repayable funding was too good to be true.
In a world where market disruption and system modernisation are the norm, grant-funded projects face the challenge of balancing compliance and innovation. On the one hand, strict regulations ensure ethical conduct and resource allocation, while on the other, innovation is essential for solving complex problems and driving progress.
Unlock the potential of sustainable technologies and pave the way towards a greener future with R&D Tax Credits. Learn how this government incentive can help your business reduce costs, improve cash flow, and drive innovation for environmental sustainability.
Key to writing a good grant proposal is to be diligent, focused and persistent. By avoiding common mistakes like lack of clarity, unrealistic budgeting, and failure to meet the funder’s priorities, you can increase your chances of getting grant approvals. Carefully plan your proposal while adhering to the submission guidelines and stay true to your project vision to bring your project to life.
ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) has become a viral sensation in recent months. It seems that everyone is talking about its abilities and how it’s going to change the world and displace numerous jobs. But what is it really and how can small businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of it?
As you may already know, the UK has set a huge goal for itself - to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This is a monumental undertaking, requiring public and private sector cooperation, extensive research & development alongside huge investment into reshaping industrial and commercial practices. Let's face it, the industries that have driven our economic growth have also been major contributors to our nation's greenhouse gas emissions. And that's why the concept of the circular economy is so important in our journey towards net zero.
Inventya, is partnering with HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology in MediaCity, to provide diverse SMEs and start-up businesses with access to funding, commercialisation and internationalisation support to accelerate growth and innovation.
Stretchline UK are working in partnership with an East Midlands based consortium made up of Laser Optical Engineering, Loughborough University and Cresco Innovation on a project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.
Inventya Ltd is delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Credit Data Research Ltd. This partnership will allow us to further support our clients to further accelerate their growth thanks to Credit Data Research and Credit Passport®.
Inventya Ltd is delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Swoop Funding. This partnership will allow us to combine our expertise to support each other’s clients and broaden our proposition to further support small businesses with critical services.
Within the last decade, the meat industry has faced a rising challenges related to business, ethical and environmental concerns. Many global food corporations have also began shifting into plant-based protein due to increased pressure from food start-ups and changes in consumer behaviour .
If you’ve ever applied or considered applying for an Innovate UK or Horizon Europe grant, you’ve probably seen references to Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).
One of the questions that we’re frequently asked is how quickly can our project start? If we receive an email confirming that our application has been successful one week, can we launch the project the next?
Whilst many applicants do struggle to restrict text to within these confines, others can wrestle with the issue of filling up the available space and need just as much support to maximise their text and boost the strength of applications.
Inventya Grants Limited are pleased to announce that we have completed a merger with Cresco Innovation Limited.
When applying for grants, applicants are faced with looming word count restrictions, which can sometimes feel particularly challenging to meet.
There’s a lot to be gained from collaboration, in this article Carmel Meredew takes an in depth look at how it can help you to stand out from competing applicants.
As the eyes of the world focus on Climate Change with COP26 this week, sustainability remains at the core of many conversations and debates within many businesses. Like many businesses we are not only supporting our clients delivering programmes to help meet the needs of the renewable energy supply chain and access contract opportunities but are also working internally to reduce our own CO2 emissions and effect positive changes across our day-to-day activity. We hope to continue our journey into becoming a more sustainable business and will attempt to the best of our ability to uphold any regulations to aid in the fight against climate change.
Market research typically covers addressable and obtainable markets and competitor research, but it often does not provide entrepreneurs and innovators with sufficient technical depth to be able to assess markets effectively.
On 15th June, we hosted yet another monthly Women in Innovation event – this time we talked all about reaching untapped audiences with inclusivit
Inventya work with businesses at all stages of their journey; from start-up to scaleup! Alongside our broad range of services including R&D tax credits, bid writing and funding.
Inventya's Bid Writing Team recommend which Funding Calls you should apply for in April
Each year, the chancellor’s report of the annual budget outlines the government’s plans for the economy, marking a critical moment in the business year to strategize for the year ahead. And this year, more than most, business-owners have been at the edge of their seats to learn of any new developments which may affect them.
Inventya were a project partner and provided Commercialisation and Intellectual Property support
Our Top Funding Calls for February include the Smart Open Grant Funding Programme, Improving Hip Fracture Outcomes, Commercialising Quantum Technologies and Improving Multimorbidity Acute Care Using Data Analytics.
As we enter 2021 we are already seeing enormous changes in the way we work as a consequence of the COVID19 crisis.
As we enter a New Year, it is time to start thinking about your business goals for 2021 and how to achieve them. We have compiled our Top 5 Funding Calls for January to help you and your business to highlight and shortlist the possible funding opportunities for you this year.
Inventya’s bid writing client, Meta Additive secures £1.2 Innovate UK Smart Grant
As we approach the final few weeks of 2020, we’re recommending our Top 5 Funding Calls for December. Whilst many of these have closing dates in January, we always recommend giving yourself plenty of time to apply.
Whether rapidly growing and needing to ration shareholder investments or bootstrapping your self-funded Start-Up the challenge is no different; what is the point of spending lots of hard-earned cash on attorneys and registration fees?
At Inventya we can help you to grow your business with our one-to-one support… Leverage our expertise in raising finance, exploiting strategic and international networks, and commercialising new products and services.
The effects of Covid-19, and the resulting mass furloughing, has sent shockwaves throughout the whole world. This has affected the economic landscape of every region, including an increased uncertainty for many SMEs.
Are you a woman in innovation who is looking to develop and up-skill in the area of leadership? If the answer is yes, then this informative article is for you!
There’s lots of great Funding Calls closing before the end of the year, and our Bid Writing team have listed their Top 5 Funding Calls for November.
The Women in Innovation awards close in mid-October and they're a great opportunity to get support for your innovative businesses
As an Innovation Consultancy, we are aware of all the challenges our clients face in relation to managing their finances. But what about the challenges accounting firms may face when encountered with their clients’ sources of finances?
During this seminar we will discuss IP and innovation processes, IP audit, Patent Box and the future scenarios for innovative companies
If you are interested in learning about how you can ramp up your marketing activity in 2021 and be prepared for the new year ahead of time, then you should join our Women in Innovation event in September.
On Wednesday 29 July between 4pm - 6pm, the #FemaleTechFounder July event is taking place
Learn how to capitalise on opportunities to support your innovation
We're proud to work with innovators in healthcare!
UK cyber security start up TOM Ltd, specialist in Open Access WiFi security under the product name SpriteGuard, have been awarded a full US patent for “Intrusion prevention and detection in a wireless network”...
Inventya Solutions has secured a £3.7 million LCR Future Energy ERDF funded project. This prestigious project will help SMEs in the renewable energy supply chain in the Liverpool City Region to build their capability and capacity and ultimately to grow.