Sound too good to be true? transparent solar panels?
It could usher in a new era of clean energy revolution while protecting farmland and natural habitats in an instant.
Solar energy should unquestionably be one of our strongest allies as the world tries to curb climate change’s worst effects. What’s the viability of transparent solar? Would it really be possible to generate electricity from windows in offices, homes, cars, or even smartphones? Let’s take a look.
Housework will never disappear, alas. But a global technology revolution is set to make our homes simpler to operate – and also more hygienic.
Change was already under way before the pandemic, but lockdowns and working from home have accelerated the pace.
Now a whole range of companies are betting that more people will invest in devices that take the strain out of cleaning, combat infection, provide a restaurant-type experience, or lift the mood through lighting or other means.… See more...
Humans have dreamed up and created some amazing — and sometimes unorthodox — inventions. From the moment someone bashed a rock on the ground to make the first sharp-edged tool, to the debut of the wheel to the development of Mars rovers and the Internet, several key advancements stand out as particularly revolutionary. Here are our Top 10 innovations that changed the world for the most important inventions of all time, along with the science behind the invention and how they came about.… See more...
Capti Innovation has supported multiple companies with their applications for Innovate UK’s Innovation Loans.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of knowledge from advising these corporations on all aspects of securing the loan.
The Innovation Loan has huge benefits and Innovate UK is set to proceed releasing a number of these competitions, but, are there any implications to claiming R&D tax credits if you secure the Innovate UK Loan?
Consider your tax position
Firstly, it is absolutely important to ensure that your tax position is regarded and planned before the Innovation Loan is applied for; otherwise, the tax credit position could be adversely affected by a role that is already ‘fixed’ by the time the claim is made.… See more...
The question that everyone seeking grant funding desires the answer to is, how does Innovate UK choose winning grant applications? In this blog, we’ll be covering just that, as well as imparting the top tips to keep in thought when developing a grant application.
Innovate UK is the best regarded national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK. In 2018, Innovate UK merged with the UK’s Research Councils to turn out to be part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).… See more...
The European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) have signed a letter of intent to coordinate efforts and strengthen Europe’s innovation services, pledging to build a “more integrated and inclusive EU innovation ecosystem for the benefit of EU innovators.”
Potential areas of cooperation are currently being tested in three €1 million pilot projects. The innovation agencies will finalise their collaboration in Spring 2021, before rolling it out in 2022.
The EIC and EIT are complementary organisations, working towards the shared goal of translating Europe’s research strengths into jobs and growth.… See more...
Every now and again, a complex area of law is thrust into the limelight by the circumstances of a particularly high-profile case.
A recent example of this being the matter of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, whose mishandling of Azeem Rafiq’s historical allegations of racism at work UK became the subject of a major investigation by the digital, culture, media, and sport select committee.
Having dismissed the claims as “friendly and good-natured banter” that didn’t merit disciplinary action, the club found itself engaged in a very public legal, financial and reputational tug-of-war – serving as a stern warning, not just to those in the world of sport, but to employers throughout all other industries too.
COVID-19 sent a clear message to companies: supply chain issue in UK is a real and constant threat. Chip shortages made carmakers pause assembly lines. Scarce ingredients slowed production of sanitizers. And rising demand for key drugs and vaccines put pharma businesses under real pressure.
The good news: artificial intelligence can help. We’ve applied two novel AI methods to address supply chain disruptions like these.
AI in the mix
First, we’ve used what are called counterfactual explanations to help clients quickly update existing products.… See more...