Many of my discussions with inventors and companies mention problems with funding. The Technology Strategy Board, which has an annual budget of £200 million, funds and assists new technology projects, particularly, it seems to me, in green issues and in disruptive technology.
Their website has a great deal of interesting information. These include numerous case studies and some reports, often on sustainability research, in their publications area.
The Board has an area for competition announcements, where companies can bid for funding. For example, tomorrow 12 British companies will make pitches before a live audience at Innovate10, in London, for a share of £600,000 of funding under the Competition for Disruptive Solutions. They were selected from 550 companies which made 2 minute video pitches and then written submissions as a later selection stage.
The four areas in this competition are energy, digital, healthcare and sustainability. All 12 finalists will get £25,000, and in addition the winner in each category gets £100,000. This is the notice about that competition.