17 March 2013
Last week we held our combined conference and exhibition – this year organised jointly with UKTI – at the Business Design Centre. Although we meet a large number of companies throughout the year, Innovate UK is obviously an intense period of interaction and engagement. The third day was focused on what we do for smaller and younger companies, an area where we have had an increasing interaction since we were spun out of government in 2007. There was praise, but there were also areas where we still have the need to improve and explain how we work. Although we support companies in dealing with the different types of risk they encounter, it is mostly the funding aspects of what we do that gets comment! This post is an attempt to answer the questions I was asked.