Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition.
"Empirical research shows that start-ups that are more innovative tend to attract greater interest from crowd investors (Le Pendeven and Schwienbacher, 2018). This finding contrasts with reward-based crowdfunding, where Chan and Parhankangas (2017) document that the crowd has a preference to support less innovative projects, perhaps because they face a greater risk if they are not able to deliver the promised reward." (Schwienbacher, 2019)
Oliver*: What’s next?
Some notes about the future of this blog.
What Should an Entrepreneur Look Like?
Why lack of diversity in entrepreneurship is bad for innovation.
When Equity Crowdfunding is a No Go For Innovating SMEs
However, it plays a pivotal role in business development.
A New Way to Donate
New technologies are giving us the ability to better prepare for storms as well as recover at a faster rate from the damage they cause. One company, in particular, has found a way to leverage blockchain technology and augmented reality to make it easy for individuals to donate, for organizations to distribute aid more efficiently, and for citizens to have easier access to disaster relief.
Fast Track to Innovation
How crowdfunding can help large companies, like Coca-Cola, to disrupt the traditional route to market.
Disrupting Social Innovation
Exclusive interview with Phil Geraghty, Founder and Chief Crowdfunding Officer of the biggest crowdfunding platform in the UK: Crowdfunder.
Why Store Data on a Blockchain?
The data and record manipulation problem is being addressed by several companies, Emie-Claude Lamoureux writes.
Just Do It
When a superbrand uses crowdfunding to innovate.
3 Ways Crowdfunding Can Fuel Innovation
How crowdfunding can affect big ideas in the entrepreneur’s innovation efforts.
INSEAD: Consumers Prefer More Traditional Products When It Comes to Crowdfunding
Higher levels of uncertainty in the crowdfunding context drive backers to choose modest innovations, a study confirms
Social Entrepreneurs share peculiar personality traits, a study reveals.
6 Digital Champions in the Article 50 Era
The role of Universities and networking.
Pioneer Jouko Ahvenainen on FinTech, AI, Crowdfunding and Data
“It is unfair that others own your own data but you.” EXCLUSIVE.