Rushlight Transport Briefing


We are delighted to be able to thank the following for their generous support of the Rushlight Show:


Lead Sponsors

Innovate UK

innovate-uk-logoInnovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency.  We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

The Energy Catalyst is a competition run twice-yearly and co-funded by Innovate UK, Research Councils and Government Departments to help UK businesses to grow and accelerate commercialisation of their world-class energy research & innovation. Energy Catalyst is focussed on addressing the global market opportunities created by the need for more affordable, secure and clean energy. In the first three rounds of the competition, approximately £56m in grants has been awarded to around 300 organisations participating in more than 130 projects. Thirty projects from Round 2 of Energy Catalyst will be showcased at Rushlight 2017.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterenterprise-ireland-logoprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.


Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

beisThe Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. The Chancellor has recently committed a substantial real terms increase in government investment in research and innovation, worth £2 billion per year by 2020-21 to support research and innovation across the UK. In the energy sector, government has also committed to increase the UK’s innovation spend, such that by 2021 it will have doubled to over £400m per year.  This includes support for initiatives like the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, which was recently re-launched with a further £9m to support disruptive low carbon SMEs.

Carbon Limiting Technologies

Carbon Limiting Technologies (CLT) works with early stage companies, corporates, investors, and government organisations to support and grow cleantech businesses in the UK and Internationally.  Over the past 10 years, our multi-disciplinary consultancy team has worked with over 250 low carbon innovators helping them commercialise their technology: we advise on product development, business planning and market engagement studies, building strategic business and industrial partnerships to accelerate business growth, and importantly advise on funding and investment.  We also manage grant-funded programmes for public sector clients, including the UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Venner Shipley LLP 

Venner Shipley is one of the leading firms of European patent and trade mark attorneys. We have experience in relation to all aspects of patent and trademark work, representing a broad range of clients from individual inventors to major corporations and we provide a leading intellectual property service to each of them.

Based in London, Cambridge, Guildford and Munich we have a team of over 60 partners and associates working across 4 teams focussing on Chemical and Life Sciences, Electronics and Software, Engineering and Trade Marks. Within each of these teams, we have experts recognised as being at the top of their field.

Smith & Williamson LLP

S&W logo 2015_marsala grey_RGBSmith & Williamson is a leading independently owned provider of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and  financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 13 offices in the UK, Jersey and Ireland, 1,600 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service.