History teaches us that it is small companies that produce the majority of radical technical innovations. Their size is their strength, as it enables them to respond to demands and offer solutions in a fraction of the time and expense of their corporate counterparts.


"I am delighted to be the patron of the SME Innovation Alliance, the voice for these companies". Prof Stephen Hawking

If you are a UK SME working in technology development, you can become a member. Membership is optionally FREE allowing your SME to become part of our national voice and benefit from exclusive member offers, whereas PAID membership gives you free access to all SMEIA meetings, members and to stand for committee.  Do try and support us with paid membership!




We are a not for profit organisation that champions the interests of small and medium sized high technology businesses, working across sectors from Mechanical Engineering to Bio-tech and Pharma, concentrating on the matters of common interest that arise from being at the bleeding edge of technology development.


We were registered in Companies House as SME Innovation Alliance Ltd, no 0807 6672. The two directors are John Mitchell and Chris Wilde. Company Secretary is Victor Allan. The registered office is 26 St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0AP.




SMEIA on "Patent Reform" at Westminster Legal Forum

16 Oct 2014 : Our short presentation can be read here.  It was discussed with the App Developers Alliance in advance and got FSB support on the day.



Vince Cable's office rejects SMEIA meeting request

13 Oct 2014.  Incorrect assumptions about what might have been discussed were made followed by rejection of SMEIA request made almost 7 weeks earlier on 28 Aug 2014 for a first meeting.



Vince Cable visits Concrete Canvas

August 2014 : The Minister spent time with Concrete Canvas in Wales discussing their recent growth. Concrete Canvas suggested SMEIA write to the Minister.



SMEIA concerned by content of No. 10's letter

Latest News details how SMEs disenfranchised.


PM's office weighs in

Latest News : no penalties for infringing UK patents



SMEIA meet latest Minister of IP

letter follow up


SMEIA write to Vince Cable - again

Full letter and notes via here


MPs call for a bridge over ‘valley of death’

A lack of government support is letting down UK entrepreneurs, MPs warn in a new report.


Economic revival - 'get a grip on IP policy'

SMEIA demands action from the Business Secretary, Prime Minister, Chancellor and Universities Minister.  Letter via our blog here.





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