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Startup proof-of-concept is not a dirty word

IntroductionOne of us recently spoke with a startup advisor about problems we have seen with startup proof-of-concept pilots/trials for corporate incumbents.  He reported similar experiences, saying: “You know, with startups in [country x], PoC is now a ...

Robert Mollen
16 Jul

Startup proof-of-concept is not a dirty word

IntroductionOne of us recently spoke with a startup advisor about problems we have seen with startup proof-of-concept pilots/trials for corporate incumbents.  He reported similar experiences, saying: “You know, with startups in [country x], PoC is now a ...

Robert Mollen
16 Jul

Spotlight on software considerations in R&D

Defining software development is one of the most challenging areas for R&D advisers and HMRC alike.The question that needs to be addressed is: “What are the eligible R&D activities that fall within the specific ...

GovGrant
08 Jul

How Blockchain Technology is Changing the Future of Event Planning

Most of us are no strangers to Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies. Blockchain technology has been a hot topic in the news lately, impacting just about every industry with an online presence. Global spending on blockchain solutions has reached over $2.1 ...

Sally Perkins
01 Jul

Should the UK government should be upping the pace on its artificial intelligence strategy?

The government’s latest Industrial Strategy report on artificial intelligence (AI) delivers some welcome headlines, but I have a nagging feeling that progress in creating a world class AI sector in the UK is stately, rather than speedy. The ...

GovGrant
24 Jun

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

We all see around us increasing disruption caused by digitalization. The powerful effects of digitalization are opening up different business opportunities, the chance to design different business models and get far closer to the ultimate need, to understand the customers ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Jun

US Angels Can Fly Cross-Border

US angel investors can find attractive investment opportunities if they are prepared to reach outside the US borders.  Talented teams with world-leading tech are available, the costs of building a startup are typically much lower (especially for technical talent) ...

Robert Mollen
10 Jun

What lessons can China’s industrial strategy offer the UK?

Luke Hamm is CEO of GovGrant, a specialist adviser helping companies take advantage of generous government tax incentives for innovation.You can’t keep China out of the news. Not only is it poised to overtake the USA ...

GovGrant
05 Jun

Current Cybersecurity Trends Aims to Improve Network Security Significantly

During the first quarter of 2019, as many as 1,903 publicly-disclosed data compromise events took place that resulted in the exposure of more than 1.9 billion records. Judging by how the first three months of the year panned out it is safe to ...

Sally Perkins
28 May

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Most of us are very aware that Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together to take an idea or concept into a finished product.. We are also aware innovation often ‘flies’ in contradiction to the ...

Paul Hobcraft
20 May

Building an innovation culture to attract and retain top talent

When it comes to hiring and keeping great people, it has been proven that a better cultural ‘fit’ at work results in higher levels of job satisfaction, performance and a willingness to stay. (Ref: Kristof-Brown et al. Personnel Psychology 2005).  ...

Caroline Gosling
13 May

Building an innovation culture to attract and retain top talent

When it comes to hiring and keeping great people, it has been proven that a better cultural ‘fit’ at work results in higher levels of job satisfaction, performance and a willingness to stay. (Ref: Kristof-Brown et al. Personnel Psychology 2005).  ...

Caroline Gosling
13 May
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