Venture Support Unit

Resources for Entrepreneurs

IP management

European Patent Office Espacenet


UK Business Angels Association

British Venture Capital Association


Director Bank

Institute of Directors

Incubation Centre

Imperial White City Incubator

Tax matters

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

Small Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

Research and development tax credits

Companies House

HM Revenue & Customs

Patent Searching


List of grants on

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 for more details)


Research Council