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Engineering technology innovators Oxford Flow and Utonomy are testing new products to improve the gas distribution network. The Stephenson Fund is an investor in both companies and has also helped them to secure funding from Innovate UK. Stephenson Fund Investment Director, Mark White,  recognised the potential of the two companies to collaborate and after introducing […]

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Small companies are better than big businesses at maintaining a culture of innovation. David Lawrence from the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund explores the secrets to their success and discusses how venture capitalists identify start-ups with potential.  Big business tends to struggle with innovation. That’s the view of Dr David Lawrence, an independent member […]

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After a busy year so far, the summer lull is the time for a much-needed holiday, as well as offering the chance to get on top of the growing pile of admin on my desk. It also provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the progress of our diverse portfolio of companies outside the day-to-day […]

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