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We know that innovation is difficult. It is one thing to have a great idea; it is completely another to see that idea become a reality, to see it developed and nurtured, and for it to reach the scale that it deserves.

We also know that innovators can find themselves constrained by the
challenges of business, often leaving them frustrated and unable to focus on the very thing that inspired their business in the first place – their creativity and ideas.

That’s where we come in. MPA exists to help remove those constraints; to release, accelerate and sustain the innovations that UK businesses are seeking to deliver.

Product news

  • Supporting two ex-Dyson engineers to take vacuuming to the next level

    Based in the South West, Lupe Technology Ltd (Lupe) is a start-up founded with a fresh outlook to take cordless vacuum cleaning suction power and endurance to the next level. Although a new business, founders Lucas Horne and Pablo Montero are certainly no strangers to the industry. They met while working together in the R&D department at Dyson and for several years the two developed some of the biggest step changes in technology within the industry at the time, named on many key Dyson patents. At Lupe they want to do things their own way and challenge how vacuum cleaners are thought of. Find out how we navigated the complexities of their R&D tax credit claim to help them achieve this goal.


  • Boom or bust? Brexit’s impact on innovation and R&D

    Brexit will undoubtedly affect life in the UK in several ways. The nature and extent of its impact, however, is anyone’s guess. Regarding research and innovation, on the surface not much should change. The R&D Tax Credit Scheme is a government initiative and while it is subject to European Union rules, ultimately the money is provided by HMRC, so the amount of funding available for creative pursuits should not be affected.

    But Brexit will likely alter the entire business landscape for UK companies and these wider changes may indirectly affect the state of play for those looking to innovate.

    Here we look at the implications of Brexit on innovation and R&D in the UK, and whether the current political uncertainty will actually give way to a more prosperous environment for businesses.


  • Launch of revolutionary Vü takes MedTech industry by storm

    Scientists and engineers behind Pop-Bio Imaging, a division of the Pop-Bio Group based in Cambridge, have developed an innovative new technology to carry out gel and blot imaging. Their revolutionary device is the brainchild of Paul Ellwood, Phil Atkin and Richard Maskell who identified a gap in the market after spending most of their careers in scientific digital imaging.

    This technology is critical to medical research and drug development, using protein detection to discover illnesses and the effects of drugs on the human body and is used widely in life science laboratories, Universities and hospitals.


  • Innovation drives China growth

    Focus SB’s precision engineering and state-of-the-art auto finishing facility enables them to be both flexible and reactive to customer demands. Their innovative work has seen them develop the UK’s only flush-fit faceplate (Smoothie®), and most recently their new line of UK wiring accessories licenced to export to China.
    Having achieved both a UK and European manufacturing first in signing a deal with a Chinese distributor, their success could stand as a powerful anecdote to other SMEs feeling anxious in the face of ongoing Brexit negotiations.


  • A Switch in Time

    5th Dimension Tooling Ltd offers a professional tool design and development service to its clients, using the latest CAD/CAM software packages, plus three and five axis CNC machining. Its focus is on constantly improving existing products and processes, and developing the new processes required to meet constantly evolving requirements from the aerospace, automotive and medical markets. Find out how we their R&D tax credit claim.


  • 4 things your business does that qualify for R&D tax credits

    Almost every business, no matter which industry they operate, wants to improve efficiency, capacity and performance. Technical Analyst Nigel Urquhart outlines how this “everyday work” could in fact qualify your business for R&D tax credits.