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 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.
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.
The UK Government seems to be pursuing innovation policies that cannot produce any serious growth. This SMEIA meeting brought out several issues e.g. a failure to address patent "protection" for SMEs, University spin-outs are not the best source of innovation and unlike the UK, the US Government funds radical innovation directly. Read our meeting notes here
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Article exposes flaws in the existing patent system.
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The UKIPO says it has "no plan to change our approach" making an apparent mockery of consultations. Emails can be found here.
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