• R&D news
  • 18 Sep 2017

Uptake of R&D tax relief across the UK

Companies UK-wide have illustrated an ongoing commitment to R&D through a surge in the uptake of the R&D tax relief scheme.

  • Insight
  • 31 Aug 2017

Forget Virtual Reality – Augmented Reality is the Future for Business!

There are two technologies that have been matched against each other to capture the hearts, minds and wallets to the public: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). These technologies are alike but stand out in their differences.

  • Insight
  • 29 Aug 2017

Does R&D relief really help increase a company’s spend on innovation?

We look at recent white papers analysing the impact of government incentives on R&D.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 24 Aug 2017

Barnsley manufacturer flying high after fighter jet contract

The Hoyland-based manufacturer is enjoying a business boost thanks to winning a contract to produce specialist parts for jet fighters.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 24 Aug 2017

New partnership encourages investment in manufacturing innovation

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has announced a new partnership deal with leading R&D tax relief specialist, Jumpstart, to realise additional funding for reinvestment in manufacturing in the East of England.

  • Insight
  • 11 Aug 2017

Work to fix Magento updates may qualify for tax relief

Work to fix technical problems created by Magento software updates is likely to qualify for tax relief, provided it is carried out before the official patches are released, R&D tax credit experts Jumpstart have confirmed.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 11 Aug 2017

Accessing R&D Tax Relief for Innovations in Water

Water efficiency is becoming an issue for many industries, with retailers and producers looking at ways of improving the way they utilise their resources. Better waste management not only protects the environment, but it also saves money.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 9 Aug 2017

Memories of the future (of tech) - Turing Fest 2017

It's not just the arts and humanities that see the creative world flock to Edinburgh in August, we geeks have our own festivals too.  And we like to think of ourselves as creative too.  

  • Insight
  • 3 Aug 2017

The Great British Space Race

The Space Race is credited to have encouraged the highest rate of research and growth the world has ever known. It is said that the state of technology advanced ten-fold, and this contribution is recognised as a key factor in revolutionising industries far and wide.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 21 Jul 2017

Jumpstart seeks to deepen engagement with aerospace and defence sectors

Leading UK research and development tax relief specialist Jumpstart is seeking to bring benefits to members of the premier trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS Group.

  • Jumpstart news
  • 12 Jul 2017

Jumpstart welcomes Industrial Strategy report

Jumpstart, one of the UK’s leading R&D tax relief specialists, has welcomed the contents of the Industrial Strategy Commission’s report – itself a response to the UK government’s consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

  • Insight
  • 8 Jun 2017

UK’s political parties show commitment to innovation

Jumpstart, one of the UK’s leading research and development (R&D) tax relief specialists, has said it is “encouraged” by each of the main political party’s continued commitment to R&D.

  • R&D news
  • 6 Jun 2017

Games that could learn to beat you

Generally, Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be defined as that intelligence exhibited by machines. In the research field of computer science, it is defined as the study of ‘intelligent agents’; namely, any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximises its chance of success at a particular goal.

  • R&D news
  • 18 May 2017

The new frontiers of prosthetics

The challenges for research and development in the field of prosthetics continue to expand, particularly in the areas materials used for their construction.

  • Insight
  • 20 Apr 2017

UK companies must see R&D focus in election manifestos

Jumpstart UK – the leading R&D tax credit specialist – has urged political leaders across the UK to ensure “a renewed focus and commitment” to R&D in their party election manifestos, following yesterday’s announcement of a snap election for 08 June.

  • Insight
  • 4 Apr 2017

Looking for ways to fund R&D and further innovation? The solution is right here…

Nicole Ballantyne and Kevin Bailey, both experts Jumpstart, a R&D tax relief specialist consultancy firm, explain how companies can navigate the complexities of available benefits.

  • R&D news
  • 30 Mar 2017

Investigating the invisible with gravitational waves

The observation of gravitational waves in 2015 isn't an end point for the astronomers working on the project, this confirmation hopefully will help expand knowledge of the wider universe.

  • R&D news
  • 21 Mar 2017

IoT and the Factory of the Future

Today’s western economies are no longer the place of grimy smokestacks and oily rags. These have long gone, and the UK, like many other countries, has gone through a period of significant deindustrialisation in recent decades.

  • R&D news
  • 8 Mar 2017

Jumpstart welcomes Chancellor’s statements on R&D tax

Jumpstart, the UK’s leading R&D tax relief firm, has welcomed the Chancellor’s comments today on HMRC’s R&D tax credit scheme within his Budget announcement.

  • R&D news
  • 28 Feb 2017

Scientists engineer first ever ‘semi-synthetic’ life

A step towards a world where semisynthetic life form is healthy and can replicate?