Innovation for Independence


About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

We are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early–stage investment to in–depth research and practical programmes.

About Office for Disability Issues

We support the development of policies to remove inequality between disabled and non-disabled people.

ODI is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and supports the Minister for Disabled People on his cross-Government responsibilities.

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About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board - we're the UK's innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge.

We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

About Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors is over 100 years old and one of the UK’s largest and most respected law firms with 9 offices in the UK and over 2,200 people.  Irwin Mitchell has helped over one million clients with their legal needs and is considered the market leader in representing and supporting those who have been sustained serious injuries which have proven to be life changing events.

Irwin Mitchell employs many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers and its highly specialised teams combine powerful legal arguments with care and consideration to ensure the best outcome for its clients.

Irwin Mitchell has been awarded the ‘Claimant Solicitor – Rehabilitation First Awards’ no less than five times in recognition of its commitment and success in supporting disabled clients with their rehabilitation needs.  The firm is consistently involved in many of the most important personal legal cases on behalf of its clients and the independent Legal 500 2014 UK report ranks Irwin Mitchell as number one for many specialist legal services.  

About Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 48 agencies and public bodies.

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