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Innovate UK: 10 years shaping the future

This brochure highlights some of the best innovation success stories from the last decade and ones to watch.

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10 years shaping the future

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It is 10 years since Innovate UK was first established as an independent body. In this brochure we reflect on the achievements of a number of businesses that we have supported to take their innovative ideas to market and the impact they have had on the UK economy.

You can also find out about some of the ways Innovate UK funds and connects businesses. This includes the world-class Catapult network, which gives UK researchers and businesses access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Innovate UK support has:

  • returned up to £16 billion to the economy
  • helped 8,000 organisations
  • generated £7.30 gross value added (GVA) for every £1 invested
  • created nearly 70,000 jobs
  • resulted in 8 jobs being created for every business invested in

10 years shaping the future video

Innovate UK: 10 years shaping the future

A few of our innovators

Sabrina Malpede, CEO of ACT Blade, stands in front of a wind turbine
Sabrina Malpede, CEO of ACT Blade, stands in front of a wind turbine.
Saturn Bioponics founder Alex Fisher and R&D manager, Arnoud Witteveen, surrounded by crops
Saturn Bioponics founder Alex Fisher and R&D manager, Arnoud Witteveen, surrounded by crops.
Neil Herron, founder and CEO of Grid Smarter Cities, stands on a traffic island.
Neil Herron, founder and CEO of Grid Smarter Cities, stands on a traffic island.
Published 15 September 2017
Last updated 2 October 2017 + full page history
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