Rushlight Transport Briefing


We were delighted to be able to thank the following for their generous support of the Rushlight Show 2020:

Lead Sponsors

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation. We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.

We connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.

We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into research and development.

Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.


Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, research & innovation, energy & clean growth, and climate change.  We are building a stronger, greener future by fighting coronavirus, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and making the UK a great place to work and do business.


Carbon Limiting Technologies

Carbon Limiting Technologies (CLT) works with industry and government to commercialise low carbon innovations and accelerate clean growth.  Since 2006, we have worked with over 350 low carbon innovators to help them commercialise new technologies. We advise on product development, business planning, market engagement and investment readiness. We also facilitate industrial partnerships between large corporates and SMEs by helping them find, select and partner with the most promising companies.  As a trusted delivery partner for Government, CLT develops and manages multi-year incubation programmes, including leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012. Through the FCO and DIT, CLT helps UK businesses increase trade by analysing global markets and matching skills at home with needs abroad.

Venner Shipley LLP 

Venner Shipley is a leading full service intellectual property firm covering all aspects of patents, trade marks, designs, dispute resolution and other intellectual property-related legal services. With offices in London, Cambridge, Guildford, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells and Munich, we are a modern forward-thinking firm representing a wide variety of clients including major domestic and international corporations, SMEs, high growth start-ups, universities and research institutions as well as individual inventors at the forefront of technology and innovation. This means that our experts deal with a hugely diverse and constantly evolving range of intellectual property issues with specialist teams in electronics, engineering, chemistry, pharmaceuticals as well as biotech.

Granted Consultancy Ltd

We are Granted Consultancy, an experienced team of UK and EU grant funding specialists. We have the expertise to manage the full range of non-dilutive funding options -our grant writing, grant project management, R&D tax credits, and training services allow you to focus on your business. Since 2010 we have developed a demonstrable track record of successfully securing funding and to date have secured over £85m of grant funding and over £2.5m of tax credits to date (2020) for our clients.  Our team thrives on learning about new technologies, innovative business models, and the people behind them so if you have an ambitious project get in contact with our team to give your business the best chance of securing funding.

Flanders Investment and Trade

Flanders Investment and Trade is a government development agency at the Belgian Embassy in London. We provide confidential expert advice on doing business on the European continent.  Our services are tailored to your business needs and are free of charge. We can help you find the right location and get you in touch with suitable specialists or partners. Flanders Investment and Trade will guide you through our tax incentives and available grants to maximise opportunity. Feel free to contact us on  or +44 (0)207 307 77 10 regarding any query on doing business in Europe.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University (LSBU) works with early stage start-ups and established SMEs to help them innovate, grow and maximise the commercial potential of their cleantech technologies.  Our dedicated Sustainable Innovation team focuses on building collaborations between academic experts and SMEs to create low carbon solutions.  We provide fully-funded support and grants to help London businesses with product development, as well as business and funding support.  Utilising £4 million of ERDF funding, we ensure our services are tailored to the needs of your business.  You may find out more details about our services via the following link:

Shoosmiths LLP

With over 1,600 staff, 213 partners and 13 offices, Shoosmiths is one of the largest independent law firms in the UK.  It is well-known for its work in energy, renewables and infrastructure, which is one of the firm’s core sectors.  The firm acts for numerous SMEs, investors, funds and government-backed entities in this field.  This includes: numerous EEF-funded SMEs (as formal legal advisor to the EEF incubation services consortium, appointed by BEIS), the Connected Places Catapult (incorporating Future Cities and Transport Catapults), and the manager of the National Digital Infrastructure Fund.  What sets Shoosmiths apart is its pragmatic, accessible and friendly approach, and its use of AI and innovative solutions, to assist and support its clients at whatever stage and size of their business. For more information, please visit the Shoosmiths website.

Planet Mark

​The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification for every type of organisation, for real estate and for products. Our certification recognises continuous improvement, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference. On average, Planet Mark certified businesses make a 12% cut in absolute carbon emissions per year, 16% carbon saving per employee per year through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement. 99% of our members achieve their targets in order to renew their certification year-on-year.