8GT is a specialist technology venture capital fund focussing on the eight technologies identified by the UK government for support and development, where Britain has real scientific strength and there are global market opportunities.
"Our aim is to be quite simply the leading commercial funder of the major general purpose technologies emerging from the British research base. There is already a significant amount of analysis of the key technologies and substantial public funding going in to them. Now is the time for commercial investors to seize the opportunity for profitable follow on funding. We will be investing for the long term, protecting the interests of researchers and inventors, and establishing close, trusting relations with Britain’s scientific community"
The Rt Hon. The Lord Willetts, Chairman
The Eight Great Technologies:
Robotics, autonomous systems and the Internet of Things
Satellites and space
Regenerative medicine and med tech
Energy Storage and efficiency
IT and Digital technologies