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Specialist Bespoke London Growth Support

Grow and scale your innovative business
Innovate UK EDGE specialist at Shadow Robot

Innovate UK EDGE specialist Jonathan Grinbaud with London based client Shadow Robot, which is building next generation robot hands and systems to help solve challenging problems.

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Access specialist bespoke growth support to give your business the edge.

Our team of Innovate UK EDGE innovation & growth specialists work across London. They provide customised and bespoke support to help you identify a suitable growth strategy and take targeted action in the following areas of your business:

  • Growing your business by protecting and harnessing IP
  • Improving your innovation management and connecting to a global innovation ecosystem 
  • Accessing funding & finance and enhancing your investment readiness
  • Breaking into new international markets and adjacent sectors to grow and scale 
  • Accessing help from our networks, experts and targeted global programmes

 

Our Innovation Experience

Our seasoned specialists have helped thousands of innovation-led companies in London.

We are dedicated to helping companies along their growth journey to scale and have a substantial track record at the business end of innovation.

Our innovation and growth specialists present a fresh perspective and bring a wealth of experience in innovation, funding & finance, entering new markets and much more.

 

Meet our featured London Innovation & Growth Specialists

Dugald Carlean
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Dugald Carlean

Access to Finance

Dugald helps SMEs to start-up, grow and scale through expert advice and support on access to finance. He is a legally trained equity capital markets Corporate Finance specialist with a track record of advising the UK's small/mid-market across varied industries. He is also the London Pitchfest Champion for an investment readiness offering.

Jenny Worthington
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Jenny Worthington

Intellectual Property (IP)

Jenny has a background in Life Sciences and provides SMEs with bespoke support on their journey to secure IP. She previously worked as an IP & Licensing Executive at King’s College London where she was responsible for evaluating the markets potential of a diverse portfolio of new innovative opportunities.

Abrar Jawaid
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Abrar Jawaid

Commercialising R&D

Abrar is an experienced specialist, who holds a Biochemical Engineering and Science degree and a PhD in hydroacoustic decortication. He has led R&D projects, and uses his expertise to support innovative companies to secure innovation grant funding to progress their R&D towards commercialisation.

Vivienne Scatlebury
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Vivienne Scatlebury

Internationalisation

Vivienne works with innovation-led businesses on their journey to scale by facilitating international partnerships, building their knowledge and presence in overseas markets, with help from our connections, expertise and initiatives. She has extensive experience in providing mentoring support & personal development.

Who is this support best suited for?

We want to offer you world-class resources and growth specialist support. To ensure your business can receive the maximum value from working with one of our specialists, your company must be:

  • Based in London
  • Registered in the UK
  • A small-medium sized business (up to 500 employees)
  • Have innovation-led products or services to offer
  • Have high-growth potential with the ambition to scale and grow

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What our innovation-led businesses say about us

 

David and the team have been great. Extremely positive, and have helped us in multiple ways with advice and introductions

Paul Hodgins, CEO at Ginger

 

Innovate UK EDGE and Abrar’s support helped us to keep a fast-developing pace to become investment and export ready.

Rafael Cepeda-Lopez
CEO & Co-founder at Altar Ltd