Feeds

London offers relocation sweeteners to sci-tech firms

Congestion scheme

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

London aims to position itself as a global centre for science and technology firms with a new investment scheme.

The new £3m gateway2investment (g2i) scheme aims to accelerate the growth of technology firms in the Capital and encourage more to relocate or start up.

The programme is backed by mayor Ken Livingstone's London Development Agency (LDA) and a consortium of companies, led by accountants Grant Thornton, that have pooled their resources to help start-up technology firms secure investment in the £50,000 to £2m bracket.

The group hope the scheme will build stronger links between London's investor community and technology entrepreneurs.

It predicts that the IT, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, energy, new materials, engineering and manufacturing sectors will be among its main beneficiaries.

"Science and technology is generally underfunded across much of the European Union and London has a great opportunity to produce the lion's share of new growth in this sector, provided we make the necessary investment now," said Manny Lewis, chief executive of the LDA.

"So it is timely that g2i is available to provide that extra boost needed to help our technology industries succeed."

Entrepreneurs taking part in the free programme will attend one-on-one diagnostic meetings, action planning reviews and will receive business advice tailored to their market.

Participants will also receive feedback from investors and access to an online 'virtual investor'.

Copyright © 2005, Startups.co.uk

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.