Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board and the Knowledge Transfer Network referred to in an earlier blog.

Innovate is the UK’s innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. It works with business, research and policymakers.


Innovate UK funds, supports and connects innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth. It offers support to business to develop new products and services – and bring them closer to market. It brings people together to share ideas, tackle challenges and make new technological advances

Innovate UK has currently 101,182 members spanning businesses, institutes, organisations, academia, research and industry.

It has an extensive directory that can be accessed from