Creative and cyber innovators win funding to stimulate UK growth
Ten start-ups and SMEs from Greater Manchester’s creative and digital sector have proved their innovation and growth potential and have been rewarded with some £700,000 to help stimulate development of this industry in the UK. The companies won the funding through aTechnology Strategy BoardLaunchpad competition.
Winners of another Launchpad competition – theSevern Valley Cyber Launchpad– are also looking to boost growth in their sector: new techniques to help protect our data from criminals will soon be researched and developed by companies from an emerging cyber security ‘cluster’ in the UK’s Severn Valley.
The winning companies will now have the opportunity to expand their businesses and develop innovative new products and services for the UK.
Getting creative to stimulate UK innovation
Nigel Walker, Head of Access to Finance at the Technology Strategy Board, says of theGreater Manchester Creative and Digital Launchpadcompetition:
Today we recognise and congratulate these ten companies whose innovation and ideas have been justly rewarded-Richard Jeffery, Director, Business Growth Hub