Monday, 1 June 2009

Support For Inventors

Support for Inventors

There is no set route by which you can obtain assistance in either gaining finance or getting your product on to the market. Many of those who offer help have specific criteria which you must fulfil in order to gain their help. However you may find some of the following useful. This list is not exhaustive.

Business Link Yorkshire
www.businesslinkyorkshire.gov.uk
Tel 08456 048 048
Information on funding available for inventors & innovators as well as business support

Sharing the Success
www.sharingthesuccess.co.uk
Tel 0113 2206350
Intensive support available for those thinking of starting a business or developing a new product

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels
www.yaba.org.uk
Tel 01423 810149
Matches up investors and entrepreneurs with new business ideas

Viking Fund
www.vikingfund.co.uk
Tel 01924 227237
Yorkshire-wide venture capital fund particularly aimed at new technology companies

Pd-M International Ltd
www.pd-m.co.uk
Tel 01423 503900
Prototyping and manufacturing assistance

A Better Mousetrap
www.abettermousetrap.co.uk
Tel 01422 842401
Assessment service and advice for inventors

Ideas 2 Market
www.i2monline.com
Tel 0870 803 1964
A DIY evaluation software package & Ideas Bank which aims to match investors and inventors/entrepreneurs

Innovation Showcase,
Leeds Metropolitan University
Tel 0113 383 9633
Access to facilities, prototyping & support

Design Enterprise Centre,
University of Hull
www.designenterprise.co.uk
Tel 01482 466470
Product development, prototyping and funding information

Huddersfield University Business Incubation Programme
www.businessincubation.biz
Tel 01484 483127
Help for start-up businesses including facilities and access to funding