UP connects brands, startups, investors and governments to drive innovation that creates scale and stakeholder value. UP provides access to networks, venture development processes and corporate resources designed to identify big opportunities and accelerate growth. Our innovation programmes are backed by some of the world’s biggest brands that share our commitment to helping startups and scaleups succeed.
We have four client groups
Corporates that wish to become more effective innovators
High growth companies that are ready to scale up their business
Investors wanting to de-risk and accelerate the process of bringing new ideas, products and ventures to market
Governments wanting to grow the tech ecosystem
UP’s products and services
The UP Futures Accelerator Lab
The UP Lab is designed to accelerate effective corporate innovation, develop disruptive new businesses and change industries. We achieve this by mixing teams from the corporate clients with entrepreneurial young companies, often delivered as a competition with a prize of investment for the winner.
The UP Insight Hub
A rolling programme of gathering deep market insight from our international partners to identify significant opportunities and test, qualify and specify products based on market pull.
The Up Innovation Studio
Through our partnership with The Landing on MediaCityUK, using the most advanced facilities in the UK, we enable our cohort companies and our corporate clients to go from idea to minimum viable product in the most cost effective way of testing and validating innovative new ideas.
UP will help source and supply the best creative, technical and technical talent in the market, from our own network and from our regional and national recruitment and headhunter partners
Investment Due Diligence
We provide expert due diligence services that enables investors to achieve excellent ROI. We also deliver high quality, validated dealflow for investors and M&A activity.
Think you've got a good business proposition? Think you just need some best in breed processes and genuine contacts across the spectrum of the tech ecosystem to drive scale? Get in touch - we'll help you get there...