The Science Creates Network is made up of our member deep tech companies and our partnerships with local academic institutions, entrepreneurs, investors and strategic service providers. As sector specialists, we know that deep tech businesses need the right equipment, mentors and advisors with specific, relevant experience.
The breadth and depth of these circles of expertise continue to grow and flourish, creating a connected community of support that adds value to our member deep tech companies and a sustainable platform for teams that partner with Science Creates in the future.
Working with our in-house Incubators team we help to support our member deep tech companies at various stages of their journey by connecting their teams with expertise, insight and resources. We create connections with:
Abel + Imray blend legal experience with commercial awareness to advise and represent clients on all aspects of patent, trade mark, and design law in the UK, Europe and around the world. They can help you use intellectual property rights to protect your ideas, looking after the products of your creativity so that you have more time to do what is most important to you. They work with organisations of all sizes, from start-up deep tech businesses through to established regional and global organisations. That gives them the experience and perspective to help tailor their advice to your changing needs, wherever the stage of your business.
Corrigan Associates provide a range of accountancy services to high-tech companies – from fast-growing start-ups to established firms – so you can spend your time getting your business off the ground. They now provide outsourced accounting and virtual FD services, as well as strategic corporate planning. They’ve become experts in exits and restructuring, and they act for several not-for-profit organisations.
Estrella Ventures is a B Corp Certified sustainable marketing agency which delivers strategic marketing for evolving science and technology companies. Its structured approach focuses on building infrastructures that scale and empower sustainable commercial growth. Working with unrivalled technology expertise and agility, Estrella Ventures create brands that are authentic, consistent and impactful.
One of the UK’s leading innovation funding specialists. They help big ideas become a reality, and innovative companies change the world. They are a team of software engineers, funding specialists, and tax experts. The only thing they love more than technology is helping their clients, and their wonderful inventions, succeed. How do they do that? By helping them to claim thousands of pounds in R&D Tax Credits and grant funding. Our partnership with GrantTree allows our members access to free advice and workshops on the most up to date opportunities available.
As a qualified HR and Change Management professional with nearly 15 years of HR experience, Green Jay loves helping organisations to create a positive people management culture. Victoria started Green Jay in 2018 to offer positive and proactive talent management solutions to start-up and scale up organisations in Bath and Bristol. She has experience across a range of sectors including Engineering, Technology, Defence, Financial Services and the Third Sector. She is also a Chartered Member of the CIPD, an APMG Change Management Practitioner and qualified in British Psychology Society Level A and B in psychometric assessments. Our partnership with Green Jay allows our members access to free advice and workshops, plus one-on-one support from Victoria in personalised sessions at great value.
Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an independent, Chartered insurance broker based in the South West. Specialising in the Life Science sector, they understand the unique risks you face and can provide a tailored insurance solution. Our partnership with Hayes Parsons allows members access to advice and support from our trusted insurance partner, in addition to their claims management and risk management service.
HGF is a firm of Patent and Trademark Attorneys, specialising in protecting IP for research institutions and businesses ranging from SMEs to multinationals. Sister law firm, HGF Law, has specialist IP solicitors experienced in exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Countex is a complete, outsourced finance function and CFO, specialising in driving growth and building infrastructure for science and technology-led companies. Acting as an in-house team, Countex provides financial services and solutions for science and technology-led companies, including specialist tax and R&D services. With extensive sector experience and industry-specific solutions, the company is well positioned to ensure our members have all the right processes and activity in place to scale.
Philip Hare & Associates LLP is a tax consultancy business specialising in the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed EIS (SEIS), Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) and Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR). We advise small and medium-sized companies and their investors on the tax relief available for fundraises, and the conditions that need to be met by the company and the investor. In 2021 alone, the teeam advised over 500 companies on SEIS, EIS and VCT, many of which were in deep tech.
Transatlantic are global marketing and communications specialists, working with founders of fast growth, entrepreneurial businesses that want to change the world. Over the past decade, they have collaborated with some of the world’s most successful start-ups including Skype and SwiftKey to engage worldwide audiences, connect with strategic partners, and drive growth. They are now helping the next generation of founders disrupt categories, reimagine products and invent the future faster than ever before. They believe their intellectual power; incredible connectivity and speed of delivery make them a unique proposition in a changing marketing landscape.
Bristol BioDesign Institute (BBI) is among the forerunners of synthetic biology research, teaching and innovation. The institute brings together all synthetic biology activities across the University of Bristol and our key partners, like Science Creates. With wide-ranging applications from health to food security, BBI combines pioneering synthetic biology approaches with understanding biomolecular systems to deliver the rational design and engineering of biological systems for useful purposes. This is delivered through multidisciplinary research which brings together postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, academics, policymakers and industry, whilst also engaging the public with emerging solutions to global challenges.
VWV are an award-winning law firm with national recognition for its sector-focused approach and its direct skill, energy and expertise in understanding clients in the sectors they operate. The 400-strong team, located across offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, brings a wealth of sector expertise and professionalism.
Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms. They have four specialist practice groups: Advanced Engineering; Electronics, Computing and Physics; Life Sciences and Chemistry and Trademarks, including around 80 IP professionals. Client Strategy and commercial objectives form the core of their advice – they do not just focus on the technical side. They strive to demonstrate how intellectual property can be utilised to fulfil business goals, whether they are filing a single patent for an inventor, providing patent attorney reports for investors in major corporations or in conjunction with Stock Market and Alternative Investment Market listings or working with in-house counsel.
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Science Creates Ventures (FRN: 933134) is an Appointed Representative of Kin Capital Partners LLP “KCP”, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 656789).