Tech Start-Up Membership
Tech Start-Up. Tech Start-Up membership is available to small UK owned technology companies with fewer than five staff, a turnover of less than £500k and trading for less than three years. Consultants to the technology industry are not eligible for Tech Start-Up membership. Tech Start Up membership has a flat-rate fee of £250 + VAT in year one rising to £500 + VAT in year two. From year three onwards standard techUK membership fees apply.
TechUK SME membership fees start from £1050 + VAT per annum. There are some limitations to Tech Start Up membership, compared to Full members of techUK. Please see the table below. If you qualify for Tech Start-up membership and wish to apply then please complete the form below. If you are a technology company which has been trading less than 3 years with fewer than 5 members of staff and an annual turnover less than £500k, you would qualify for Tech Start Up membership, which is a very cost-effective way of gaining the benefits of techUK.
Tech Start Up membership has been designed to help technology start-up companies get established and grow, and is offered to companies producing technology products or services; it is not available to pure consultancy companies. Article 3.10 of the Articles of Association sets out details of the notice period required for any member wishing to withdraw from membership. Should your application for membership be accepted you will be notified in writing of your Admission and Subscription Dates. Should you wish to withdraw from membership six months notice in writing must be given in advance of your next Subscription Date, failing which you will continue to be a member until the following Subscription Date. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association are available on the website, from Companies House and upon request to the Membership Department of techUK.
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Support services are vital for the success of any new business since few startups can afford to do everything by itself. Such schemes provide startup entrepreneurs with technical expertise, manufacturing know-how, marketing information, legal compliance help, opportunity to benchmark, platform to network, access to low cost infrastructure and more. Business Link provides just about any possible information that a startup entrepreneur require including information on upcoming fairs and events, and information on how to find customers. An interactive tool provides a step by step guide on how to set up and grow a business in London. Such mentors help the entrepreneur to benchmark peers, undertake market research, plan investments, train the workforce and perform other crucial activities that ensure the success of their venture.
The Barking and Dagenham Small Business Centre, established in Barking, is a borough-level agency that offers their expertise to would-be entrepreneurs develop business plans and manage functional activities such as accounting. The not-for-profit Carbon Trust, which has offices in London, SE1, provides specialist support to help business cut down their carbon emissions and save energy. Business Incubators offer services very often indispensable when starting up a new business from scratch. The UK Business Incubation operates many commercial clusters offering plug and play facilities for entrepreneurs starting their new business. Accelerator, a specialist business incubator in Shoreditch delivers Innovate London, a free programme funded by European Regional Development Fund.
A similar centre, Innovation Warehouse, backed by the City of London Corporation offers space in the historic Smithfield market and access to micro-finance from business angels. In the age of cut-throat competition an informed entrepreneur who makes full use of the available support services stand in good stead to establish the business and succeed.
PLD Space, an aerospace startup in Spain is leveraging tools acquired through the ANSYS Startup Program to develop small satellite launchers. ANSYS simulation software is helping them hit development timelines, reduce costs and ensure that ideas will work. PLD Space started with ANSYS as a young company, leveraging the software to help them grow and plans to continue to have a strong collaboration with ANSYS into the future. ANSYS software is used to deliver the most accurate and valuable data to modify and develop their technology in a more efficient manner. Engineers used ANSYS HFSS to realize complicated EM structures and predict antenna performance, which can be degraded significantly at these high frequencies.
Edisun, a business startup, leveraged software accessible through the ANSYS Startup Program to design and test their first product, PV Booster. ANSYS software allowed Edisun to speed through design cycles, shorten their time to marked, and work very efficiently. HuMoTech engineers used ANSYS Mechanical to achieve a 25 percent weight reduction of the prosthesis end-effector, which allows their device to more accurately emulate a wider range of prosthetic devices. LACI’s partnership with the ANSYS Startup Program gives their startups huge value by providing access to ANSYS simulation tools onsite. Using ANSYS Mechanical simulations enabled Safespill engineers to test multiple iterations computationally and ultimately develop a product capable of generating compression forces 75 percent greater than the initial design.
To understand the heat and mass transfer occurring during production within its CVD reactors, Boronite uses ANSYS computational fluid dynamics simulation software to optimize the efficiency of its continuous production system. Through the ANSYS Startup Program, they use engineering simulation software to optimize each boat model design within an acceptable timeframe and budget.