A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


Scotland: ITI Scotland

ITI Scotland

ITI Scotland is a publicly funded organisation, set up in 2003 by Scottish Enterprise, that supports sustainable economic growth in Scotland through market-driven R&D programmes

The number of vehicles on the world?s roads is predicted to rise from 950 million currently to 1.5 billion by 2030, an increase of 65%. Fundamentally, vehicle ownership is related to world population and affordability which means that, as motorisation reaches the developing world in significant numbers for the first time, more vehicles will be produced between now and 2030 than in the entire history of the motor industry. This poses major worldwide challenges in terms of manufacturing capability, materials availability, and materials reuse and recycling. Indeed, it is now clear that the automotive industry can only become sustainable if vehicles that are produced and sold in future are designed, engineered and produced with recycling in mind.

R&D programmes currently underway at ITI Energy include work on a composite pipeline structure, a wind turbine access system, rechargeable batteries and resonance-enhanced drilling. Future programmes envisaged may include sustainable transport fuels from algae, new wind turbine technologies and key subsystems for hybrid electric vehicles.

ITI Life Sciences has over £50 million committed to date. The programmes currently being investigated include: text mining to develop powerful new information extraction tools; the identification and application of cardiac biomarkers; transgenic screening and safety models for use in drug discovery; a programme on stem-cell technologies; and an investigation of the ubiquitin proteosome system.

ITI Techmedia?s market for digital media and communications is vast and as such the R&D activity is focused around the core technology areas of human-system interaction, security and trust, information and imaging, content creation and sensors and networks. Currently the programmes being investigated include: games-based learning; ultra-wideband wireless communications; machine-readable security tagging; online games development; biosensors; condition-based monitoring; backlighting using polymer optics; and software integrity engineering.

Five years into ITI Scotland?s initial ten-year model, it boasts a £134 million funding commitment with 25 programmes launched since September 2004. As of September 2008, 11 of these programmes are complete, eight during the financial year 2007/08, and 14 are at various stages of development. A further six programmes are planned for launch during the remainder of 2008 once diligence activities are completed.

On top of these achievements 132 patents have been filed to date and this has led to new market applications and commercial potential being developed from the generated IP. In addition, 12 commercial licensing deals have been closed with commercial vehicles, both new start-ups and existing companies, based on the intellectual assets developed by the ITI programmes.

Jim Greaves
Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 0141 204 8000