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Blog Archive:
January 2013

What’s going on in R&D?

We're interested in your views on the current state of R&D finance.  So, we've put together a short, snapshot survey of no more than eight questions:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PuntiosInnovationFinanceSnapshot

Please take two minutes to give your opinion. We'll be publishing the results here, with our conclusions.

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What’s going on in R&D?

Why CEOs should invest in alchemy

So, you’re in your office one day, as the CEO of a large business, and your head of R&D bursts through the door.  In a rush of enthusiasm he cries. “We’ve come up with an idea for a brilliant new project, you must back this, it will make the company a fortune.  It needs £500,000 investment.”  He catches his breath, sits in front of you, and looks you seriously in the eye. “We should invent a way of transforming base metal – lead or tin – into pure gold!”  He sits back in the chair with a triumphant look on his face.

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Why CEOs should invest in alchemy

Who can afford to be the CEO of a start-up?

The classic technology start-up is an exciting, dynamic agent for change and growth in our industries.  They create jobs, disrupt old business, improve competitiveness and make a significant contribution to the country’s economy.  All in all, start-ups are great.

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Who can afford to be the CEO of a start-up?