IP management

European Patent Office Espacenet

Investment

UK Business Angels Association

British Venture Capital Association

Directors

Director Bank

Institute of Directors

Incubation Centre

Imperial White City Incubator

Tax matters

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

Small Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

Research and development tax credits

R&D tax credits

Companies House

Companies House

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC

Patent Searching

http://gb.espacenet.com

Grants

List of grants on gov.uk

Grantfinder

Research councils

Small Business Research Initiative

The recently revitalised SBRI programme, based on a successful American model should provide an additional route to government contracts for early stage companies and reduce the amount of “hard” equity that they need to raise (see Innovate UK for more details)