Venture Support Unit

Resources for Entrepreneurs

IP management

European Patent Office Espacenet

www.epo.org/searching/free/espacenet.html

Funding

UK Business Angels Association

www.ukbusinessangelsassociation.org.uk

British Venture Capital Association

www.bvca.co.uk

Directors

Director Bank

www.directorbank.com

Institute of Directors

www.iod.com

Incubation Centre

Imperial White City Incubator

www.imperialincubator.com

Tax matters

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

www.hmrc.gov.uk/eis/

Small Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

www.gov.uk/guidance/seed-enterprise-investment-scheme-backgroundUK

Research and development tax credits

www.hmrc.gov.uk/ct/forms-rates/claims/randd.htm

Companies House

www.companies-house.gov.uk

HM Revenue & Customs

www.hmrc.gov.uk

Patent Searching

http://gb.espacenet.com

Funding

List of grants on gov.uk

www.gov.uk/business-finance-support?keywords=&types_of_support%5B%5D=grant

Small Business Research Initiative

The recently revitalised SBRI programme, based on a successful American model should provide an additional route to government contracts for early stage companies and reduce the amount of “hard” equity that they need to raise (see www.innovateuk.org for more details)

Grantfinder

www.idoxgrantfinder.co.uk/

Research Council

www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/