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 drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. The Energy Catalyst is a competition run by Innovate UK and co-funded with 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 five rounds of the competition, £96m in grants has been awarded to more than 700 organisations participating in more than 250 projects. Sixty projects from Round 4 of Energy Catalyst are being showcased at Rushlight Show 2018.


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.

Granted Consultancy Ltd

We are Granted Consultancy, UK and EU grant funding specialists. We work with ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs seeking funding for their company or ideas. We have expertise in securing funding for Innovation (R&D), Business Growth, Training and Infrastructure Projects. Our sectorial experience spans Tech, Digital, Creative, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, Education, Construction, Knowledge Transfer and Energy.

Since 2010 we have secured grant funding from £10k to £2m+ for R&D projects, business growth investments and major public sector projects.  We have offices in Fleet St, London and Southernhay, Exeter. If you’ve got an exciting, ambitious project, we’d love to see you achieve it – even better, we’d like to help you.

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.


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