Nesta is a global innovation foundation. It backs new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Nesta uses its knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. Nesta is a UK charity that works all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
To find out more visit www.nesta.org.uk
Marks & Clerk has long been recognised as one of the leading patent and trade mark attorney firms across the globe, with eight offices across the UK and a further eight in North America and the Asia-Pacific.
You will find that our patent and trade mark attorneys together with our associated firm of solicitors offer a comprehensive range of intellectual property services - covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic and commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, due diligence and litigation.
In addition, Marks & Clerk Consulting offers a wider range of services, complimentary to our mainstream services including IP valuations as well as product and design consultancy services. You can also access the extensive international network and intellectual property connections that we work closely with around the world to receive an integrated world-wide service.
The size and extent of our resources means that you will find expertise covering an incredibly diverse range of technologies and industry sectors all under one roof. This differentiates us. The broad technical expertise of our team along with full understanding of the commercial issues you face means that you need look no further for your intellectual property partner.
Tharsus are a smart team of technical consultants and contract manufacturers with specialist experience in Robotic and Autonomous Systems applications requiring comms, sensing, mechanical motion, measurement and control.
We get our customers ahead with commercial robotic solutions. Typically we work with clients that have a core focus on the “higher level” task functionality of a system, where Tharsus provide the robust electro- mechanical package and fundamental control systems.
These control systems usually take the form of motor drives, sensor packages, batteries/BMS, system wide networks and the embedded controllers and firmware to integrate and manage the product’s fundamental actions.
The “higher level” task functionality such as decision making, route planning and task integration is typically an area where our clients have their core IP and our role is to support and integrate it.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries. We have more than 1,000 lawyers in 26 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, offering an integrated service across the full range of practice areas.
The firm has a long history of doing business with India, both inbound and outbound work. Our India Group comprises lawyers that are dual-qualified in India and other jurisdictions, have worked in private practice in India and had successful senior management roles in Indian companies, bringing a unique blend of skills and experience to the India practice.
We operate a truly global India team. In the UK alone we have 23 lawyers that are members of the India Group, which is headed by Laurence Lieberman, with double that number again of India specialists across our international network of offices. Members of the India Group travel to India regularly to meet clients, professional firms and government bodies.
Our clients include major generic pharmaceutical companies, domestic and international real estate developers, state owned and privately owned banks and other financial institutions and funds, major technology providers and developers, infrastructure companies, aviation businesses, large steel manufacturers, consumer products conglomerates and several HNW and UHNW individuals and families.
Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact. www.hbr.org
Asian Lite is one of the fastest growing Asian newspapers in the UK. We are the first publication in the country to identify the potential and promote the contributions of British Asian professionals.
Asian Lite has adapted modern publishing technologies and market trends to cater to the news and information demands of British Asian professionals. We uphold the core values of honesty and integrity which defines the essence of journalism. We strive to build the bridges between the sub- continent and its former citizens and keep them updated of their roots which they hold dear to their heart. www.asianlite.com
Blancpain is the world’s oldest watch brand. It was founded in 1735 and over nearly three centuries has proved one of the most prolific movement manufacturers, not least of high-end complications. Still a traditional company, Blancpain makes its minute repeaters, carrousels and perpetual calendars on two sites, one of which is a converted farmhouse in the village of Le Brassus, right in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking community.
Tech City News is the leading resource of news, events and information for technology innovators in London. We cover technology, why it matters to our lives, and the innovative businesses and people behind it. Our aim is to be the destination of choice and voice of the community and companies driving the growth in the digital capital of Europe. www.techcitynews.com
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BT Global Services uses the power of communications to make a better world. We provide the technology services to over 6,500 customers in more than 170 countries, including all of the FTSE100 companies, to help make the connections they need to succeed.
Core to our approach is the belief that IT is as much an art as it is a science. So we collaborate with our partners and customers to spark creative approaches to tackle problems, seizing opportunities and transforming these ideas into stunning business outcomes.
And throughout our 100+ year history, innovation has been our lifeblood. The telephone, the world's first programmable computer, fibre-optic cable – the list of past BT innovations is endless. And today we are still right at the forefront, building smart cities, smart roads and buildings for you.
It is our culture of open innovation and our people that make BT an innovation powerhouse. We build new platforms so our customers don't have to. We take pride in our global innovation scouting centres, development and deployment model, and research partnerships with leading universities including MIT. This expertise helps bring all this together to keep our products – and our customers' businesses – fresh, adaptive and innovative.
PharmaTimes Magazine is for pharma, payers and patients, with a circulation of 23,184, as well as an estimated pass-on readership of 42,500. PharmaTimes reaches more than 8,000 NHS healthcare professionals every quarter – including chief pharmacists, medicines management, AHSNs, and NHS commissioners. PharmaTimes Digital receives 219,996 page views a month and the website has 88,341 unique visitors a month. PharmaTimes aims to kickstart challenging healthcare conversations and prides itself on quality, independent and engaging content that is accessible to all healthcare stake holders. www.pharmatimes.com
Flanders Investment & Trade is a Flemish Government agency that offers a wide range of specialised services to companies here and abroad. Companies already located in the region can turn to Flanders Investment & Trade for advice and guidance on a variety of issues - from export services to financial support and outward investment. Foreign companies looking for quality suppliers of products and services in Flanders can obtain assistance from Flanders Investment & trade as well.
Foreign companies intending to set up a branch or subsidiary in Flanders are entitled to free consultation services on all aspects of their planned activities: from financing options and tax benefits to site location, recruitment of personnel and finding the right contacts. With over 75 offices worldwide, Flanders Investment & Trade is well represented in the major countries. www.investinflanders.be
Monospace lab is a small software company that gives very powerful User Interface Designs with in-depth researched User Experience Design along with a high-quality edge technology coding implementation.
We believe that design was never as important as today. Products win or lose because the merciless market judges their user experience as amazing or a terrible misunderstanding. That’s the completely new era that we all need to face. The practice of User Experience Design is not only a direct route to a successful product. It’s also a road to satisfied customers. And as you’re well aware - sometimes we’re makers and sometimes we’re consumers. In the best interests of all of us, we should treat UX seriously.
We, as a company we’ve been involved in many end-to-end projects: e-commerce platforms, brochure websites, start-ups, hardware-software integrated systems, enterprise solutions, digital banking, mobile apps and many more. At all times, we try to create results for web that matters.
Visit us at: www.monospacelabs.com
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre can help you start, run and grow your business. The Centre supports small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors to take the right steps to start up, protect and grow successful businesses. We provide access to a range of market research and company databases, one-to-one advice sessions and a comprehensive programme of workshops, events and networking.
KTN is the UK’s Innovation Network. We connect people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas.
KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them throughout their business cycle to see that investment through to success.
The Science Council sets the standards for practising scientists and science technicians, through professional registration.
Every scientist has a responsibility to society, and themselves, to work with integrity, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and consider how their efforts affect the world around them.
The Science Council supports its professional membership bodies to be more effective in representing and meeting the needs of the science community, and attracting the next generation into fulfilling science careers.
We also work with employers to recognise professional practice among their scientific staff and the responsible application of science for benefit of society.