News release

Date: 2nd December 2008

Early Stage Business-Building Specialist Conduit Partners Wins Extended Contract with Scottish Enterprise

Partnership Extended Following Successful Delivery over Two Years to Scottish Enterprise’s Pioneering Proof of Concept Programme

Abingdon, United Kingdom, 2nd December 2008 – Conduit Partners Limited, the UK’s leading specialist in early stage business-building for technology-based companies, today announces that it has successfully secured an extension to its existing contract to deliver commercial services to Scottish Enterprise – Scotland’s enterprise, innovation and investment agency. The contract extension follows two years of successful delivery into the national Proof of Concept Programme.

Under the agreement, Conduit is appointed as a supplier of market consultancy and support services to projects funded by Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept Programme. The new contract was secured following the success of Conduit’s facilitated market assessment workshops, which have been delivered to over 30 Scottish Enterprise-supported research projects from Scottish universities over the last two years.

Scottish Enterprise’s mission is to stimulate economic growth and develop the business environment and infrastructure throughout Scotland. Through Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept Programme, Scotland’s world-renowned research is being transformed into companies with the potential to grow and become world leaders in their fields

Conduit Partners’ CEO Jon Treanor adds, “We are immensely proud to be working with a visionary organisation such as Scottish Enterprise. Establishing proof-of-market at an early
stage is fundamental for any fund looking to maximise its rate of success, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept Programme projects to successful market engagement and accelerated routes to revenue.”

The establishment of a UK-wide Proof of Concept programme is currently being driven by the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (DIUS) and the Technology Strategy Board. Conduit Partners’ unparalleled expertise means that it is well placed to extend its leadership in commercialisation support services to all institutions across the UK. Since its founding in 2002, Conduit has delivered over 150 workshops to UK universities, and its management team was also behind one of the UK’s most successful university technology spin-out companies, Celoxica PLC.

Conduit Partners delivers a full range of commercialisation consultancy and support for early-stage companies, including proof of market assessment, IP patenting strategy, and revenue breakthrough services. From business-building to business turnaround, Conduit Partners offers proven, practical programmes that help to unlock the value from visionary IP, create sustainable competitive advantage, and successfully connect companies to their markets.


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About Conduit Partners (www.conduitpartners.co.uk)
Conduit Partners Limited is the UK’s leading specialist in early stage business-building for technology-based companies.

From business-building to business breakthrough services, Conduit Partners offers proven, practical programmes that help to unlock the value from visionary IP, create sustainable competitive advantage, and successfully connect companies to their markets.

Since its founding in 2002, Conduit Partners has delivered its full range of commercialisation consultancy and support services to leading organisations including QinetiQ, Forensic Science Service, Consensus Business Group, Finance Wales, BAE SYSTEMS, Merseyside investment fund and UCL..

Conduit has delivered over 150 workshops to universities in the UK, and its management team was behind one of the UK’s most successful university technology spin-out companies, Celoxica.





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Conduit Partners
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Conduitpartners [at] evokedset [dot] com
Phone: +44 870 285 1650

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