Research and development support for consumer and retail

Opportunities and support available to improve customer experiences and develop new products.


Support for startups

The UK supports various early-stage companies through a variety of institutions. British Patient Capital exists as a £2.5 billion investment vehicle to increase the availability of venture capital to high-growth businesses.

Find available support on the British Patient Capital website

True, a retail and consumer investment and innovation firm, can help you build powerful networks with partners, investors and tech leaders.

Find out more on the True website.


Future Fashion Factory

The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), through the Future Fashion Factory, provides a £5.4 million R&D partnership. This is for exploring and developing new digital and advanced textile technologies to boost the design of high-value creative products.

Explore partnership opportunities on the Future Fashion Factory website.


Next steps

Learn more about the UK’s substantial offer of support and funding for innovative businesses in our guide to incentives, funding and support in the UK.

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