Supporters & Partners


The Mission is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and brings together a unique partnership from the public and private sector to provide a perfect blend of insight, know-how and connections.


The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting Web Mission 2013 and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy


UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British government organisation that helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK and also helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. UKTI provides a range of expert services, individually tailored to maximise a company’s international success. These services are offered through a network of international specialists in British Embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world, as well as key experts in government departments across the UK. For more information please visit


The Long Run Venture inspires and equips entrepreneur-led solutions to long run challenges. It combines three capabilities: Data and Intelligence – through partnerships with world-leading technologies and institutions to anchor long run thinking. Storytelling and Behaviour Change – leveraging award winning campaign experience to build long run purpose and mobilise people-led change. Finance and Business Model Innovation – fostering multi-disciplinary collaboration to accelerate growth for early-stage businesses through to MNCs.


CoSpA (the Co-Sponsorship Agency) delivers cross-sector projects that make money and make a difference. We work with brands, causes and governments to create on-the-ground activity. From people fixing their own community buildings (with Wickes), to inspiring thousands of schools to make films (with Apple and MTV), we bring people together in interesting ways. Oli Barrett is a co-founder of Missions, StartUp Britain and ‘Make Your Mark with a Tenner’ (a challenge to 60,000 school pupils to see what they can turn £10 into in just one month).


Please get in touch if you wish to be a host or partner of Web Mission 2013.

You can build relationships, gain insight into emerging technologies and opportunities, expand UK and India networks, and help champion transformative innovation from early stage companies and SMEs.

“For Optimal Medicine, a Future Health Mission 2012 company, the knowledge and the expertise of so many of the people we met were striking. Their willingness to share their experience “no-strings-attached”, both during and after the trip, was even more inspiring. The Mission certainly opened doors for us.

Janet Munro. Optimal Medicine

About our other Missions:

There have been seven previous missions, supporting the most promising UK entrepreneurs working in web innovation, future health and clean technology.

Clean and Cool Mission:

Clean and Cool companies are developing the new technologies, services and business models that address our greatest environmental, energy and resource challenges. The 2012 Mission coincided with the Cleantech Global Forum and was attended by innovators in energy storage, energy efficiency, renewable energy, agriculture and transportation. For more information visit

Future Health:

The Future Health Missions are focussed on developments in e-health and health informatics, personalised medicine and emerging technologies in the medical and diagnostics sectors. Further details on the next Future Health mission to follow in 2012.