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World-leading technologies, mind-blowing scientific breakthroughs, and the latest digital innovations are what we live for. We get excited about them all.In fact, we consider ourselves to be innovation’s number one fan. Not only do we love what it is you’re doing, but we actively support you by celebrating and sharing your innovations with HMRC to reward you for your hard work in the form of R&D tax credits. read less
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International innovation committed to equal opportunities
26-04-2021
International innovation committed to equal opportunities
In this episode we are joined by Lavinia Malo, Innovation consultant at DRIADDRIAD was founded in 2014 in Leeds by Dr Vivien Badaut. A former academic researcher, Vivien started working in 2013 as a freelance technical expert for grant funding consultancies in Paris (France). Following a move to the UK, DRIAD was launched in June 2014 as a bid-writing service targetting mostly French start-ups. The DRIAD team would create impactful applications for different French grants and loans. DRIAD’s services quickly expanded to encompass applications for European grants. This initial work supporting over a hundred of the most prominent French start-ups allowed them to build a comprehensive understanding of how VC-backed start-ups work, and gain strong technology expertise across the board.In 2018, conversations with fellow founders brought Driad to identify an unmet need for support from British technology start-ups and SMEs. DRIAD then integrated the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator program to structure this new offer of service, which was recognised when the company was shortlisted in 2019’s Digital Enterprise Top 100.DRIAD now delivers long-term, strategic innovation support to technology start-ups and scale-ups. They are innovation enablers: their grant-writing services are embedded in their comprehensive strategic and operational support to accompany you, your team and your business towards shaping your ideas into actionable projects and optimising your resources
Innovation in Groundwater
16-04-2021
Innovation in Groundwater
OGI Groundwater Specialists Ltd is an independent, privately owned specialist engineering design, groundwater control and consultancy company predominately servicing the UK construction industry.Founded in Oxford in 1989 by Dr Stephen Thomas, OGI s expertise is focussed on the design and supervision of groundwater control systems required to lower the water table and reduce artesian pore pressures for large complex underground structures when constructed below the water table.With more than 25 years of experience of solving groundwater problems, combined with our groundwater modelling skills, OGI provides geotechnical and groundwater engineering designs to overcome challenging and difficult ground conditions encountered during the construction of deep structures, such as basements, bridge footings, tunnels, shafts, swimming pools, underground car parks, and road and rail cuttings.Dr Stephen Thomas, Managing Director,  A chartered engineer with over 30 years’ of Groundwater Control & Engineering experience, Stephen is responsible for our major Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control Projects.  He manages all stages of the Groundwater Control design, from the development of the ground and groundwater models, to the mathematical modelling and the development of the detailed design for construction.Stephen’s project experience includes the Groundwater Control system installed for London Millennium Bridge, Deephams WwTW in North London, G1 Building in Glasgow, Rolls Royce structures in Derby and numerous other major infrastructure project.