Innovate UK, formerly The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), is a brokerage organisation enabling companies, industry, research and learning organisations to collaborate on innovative projects and reach their full potential.
Innovate UK acts as a signposting service for organisations seeking support for a range of business development issues; from finding partners to taking a project to market.
As part of their remit to drive innovation, a range of competitively-tendered funding opportunities are also managed by Innovate UK. The programmes, which encourage partnerships between research institutions and the business community, are designed to focus on highly-specific areas of development across a huge range of applications; from helicopter rotor blades to environmentally-friendly building refits.
The University of York has a strong track record of Innovate UK funding applications and would be interested to discuss opportunities with companies interested in part-funding their research & development.