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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Playing Mind Games

For app developers, a great idea with strong appeal just isn’t enough – Silicon Valley wants to ensure you’re well and truly hooked


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Friday, March 31, 2017

It's not you, it's us

So, the EU has received its Dear John letter… What will the Brexit break-up mean for UK innovation?

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Friday, March 17, 2017


Have driverless cars hit a dead-end?


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Keeping the dream alive

They say that hope springs eternal, which is why we’re delighted to see the Sinclair C5 back for another spin around the track.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Old Dogs New Tech

Are older people the tech whizz kids of the future?

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Broaden Your Boardroom

You remember 90s pop band Space and their hit Female of the Species, right? No? Well, the lyrics went “the female of the species are more techy than the male”

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rocket Man

Elon Musk: not just a good name for an eau de toilette, but also a revolutionary in rocket science!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Virtually Better Booze

The oldest beer recipe known to man is from Ancient Sumeria, around 1800BC. Older than both whisky and wine, in essence beer hasn’t really changed that much in over 3,800 years.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


How much would you trust a robot to carry out your surgery?

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Teching it Lying Down

Mattresses are quite the tech innovation business these days. Not only are we talking about their materials in a more tech minded way, but recent marketing seems to be aiming for a more tech savvy audience.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eating Clean Oceans

A disgusting 80% of it ends up in the ocean and it's about time we all started taking responsibility for our own plastic use. A brewing company and an ad agency have come together with an innovative idea to take their first step towards cleaner oceans.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

R&D tax claims on rise but government must do more

More UK companies are claiming research and development tax credits, but too many innovators are still unaware of the opportunity.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dope Tech or Tech Dopes

Technology - the new dirty drug on the Olympic scene.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Say Bore Off To Bore Out

How to combat a professional zombie outbreak!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

End of an Era

The unthinkable has happened! My childhood memories may be lost forever!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Seems Farfetch'd

Trapping fictional creatures and making them fight is actually good for you.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When Food Tech Goes Bad...

(It’s OK, that means it’s working.)

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Accidental Hero

How many mistakes are you secretly proud of?

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Technically Artistic

Where does technology and art divide?

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Is There Life After Tech?

Does development end when a device dies or do you make plans for it’s afterlife?

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Internet of WTF

What happens when all of your belongings are set to become smarter than you?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Phew! It's been a week now and I think we've just about recovered from IPExpo here at Breakthrough Funding.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Probably The Oddest Thing In The Universe

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans rejoice- the Babel fish lives!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Likely Story

Just a year ago Leicester City were bottom of the Premier League. This week they took the title home.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Just A Brit Of Innovation

Innovation - it’s a British institution and always has been

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Virtual Reality Insanity

“So what’s this virtual reality thing all about then? I haven’t heard of it.” said no one currently in existence.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Let's Do The Time Warp Again

Star Trek got it wrong. We’ll never progress beyond the pencil sharpener.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I Don't Believe It!

Our engineering clients are a similar bunch; they work hard to solve people’s problems and just don’t realise how inventive they are.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Brexit/Bremain- just silly PR campaign names that don’t really matter?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

No Chew Nutrition

Powdered food, glorious powdered food! It might not have quite the same ring, but could be responsible for a step with a new spring.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Brit Pong

Cheese & pickle, gin & tonic, Laurel & Hardy, salt & pepper, Ben & Jerry, Ant & Dec, Batman & Robin, sage & onion and Zig & Zag are all classic partnerships that work better together.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Frugal Innovation

Never is the human brain more stimulated to solve problems efficiently then when natural resources are lacking.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Video Claims

Hands up everyone who plays games on their phone whilst sat on the loo. If you didn’t put your hand up, you’re probably lying.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Don't Be Breakfast Weak

We’ve all heard someone (probably your mum) say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but did you know that the 24th – 30th January this year is Breakfast Week?

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Danger - accountants at risk

We wouldn't like to be an accountant right now. No, it's not the last minute annual rush of clients who haven't filed their self assessment yet, it's . . .

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