Forbes – How Innovation Labs Can Keep You Ahead of the Curve

By Adi Gaskell   I’ve written a few times about the growth in open innovation, and the swelling appreciation that companies need to be sat at the heart of innovation ecosystems where they can easily learn from and work with startups, academics and non-profit organizations working in their field. It’s resulted in a growing number of companies establishing innovation labs …

IG TV – New Innovations with VTC Group

In an interview with IG TV, CEO, Auriol Stevens discusses new innovations, growth strategies and shareholder returns.   To watch the interview click here

Business Reporter – Helping SMEs gain access to multinational supply chains

The Virtual Technology Cluster Group, which launched in March this year, is an organisation that brings together key elements of the UK’s technology ecosystem enabling tech start-ups and SMEs to scale up and gain access to the supply chains of multinational companies. The first application of the virtual technology cluster (VTC) model launched in partnership with Lockheed Martin in 2015. …

Business Reporter’s Debate: How can SMEs best drive growth?

CEO, Auriol Stevens participates in Business Reporter’s panel debate on supporting SMEs. She asks “Why is it that more than four in five technologies developed globally never make it to the commercial world?”   Auriol Stevens is joined by participants Lynn Morrision, Head of business engagement at Opus Energy; David Johnstone, Managing director at LEOcrowd Ltd; and Dave Martin, Managing …

Financial Times – Big UK Businesses Take Centre Stage As Start-up Incubators

An increasingly diverse range of UK companies such as John Lewis invest in homegrown technology start-ups. They hope that by working with disruptive technologies from an early stage, they will not lose business to them later or have to buy them out at high valuations. Technology and finance groups such as Microsoft and Barclays have been running start-up accelerators for …

Business Weekly – VTC Group connecting large corporates to disruptive tech innovators

Business Weekly discusses the launch of the VTC Group and explains the business model of how it enables multi-national companies to attract entrepreneurial IT companies into their supply chains. Established by leading industry experts and investors, the VTC Group’s model enables disruptive technology innovators to gain access to revenue opportunities offered by sponsors within the cluster.   To read the full …

Forbes Leadership – Making Open Innovation Work

Forbes spoke to CEO, Auriol Stevens about how the Virtual Technology Cluster Group attempts to take a curated approach to innovation through a customised ecosystem of startups, academics and government agencies.   To read the full article click here

The VTC Group Launch With Business Insider

A technology merchant bank just created a new group to launch a huge network for startups to work with big corporates British technology merchant bank Restoration Partners created a new company — the VTC Group — that helps tech startups and small businesses bid for jobs with big corporates, after the project it launched with defence giant Lockheed Martin last year …