Atlas: GEN’s Research + Policy Portal

Atlas is a compendium of public sector policies and programs that serves as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies and/or designs of public-sector-supported  programs.

Year Introduced: | City-level

This is an ongoing start-up programme at the University of Glasgow.  With the financial support of the Santander Bank, the University provides a 12-week package of financial and on-demand mentoring…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

The Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI) was one of the most ambitious ‘systemic’ regional innovation policy instruments developed in the UK in recent years. The approach of ITIs sought to…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) gives startups an option to reward their employees by giving them share options with tax advantages. Pricing:  Under CSOP, employees will be granted an option to…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Future Fund supports the UK’s innovative businesses currently affected by Covid-19. These businesses have been unable to access other government business support programmes because they are…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Working directly with refugees and established local businesses, four pilots deliver tailored start-up programmes that will take refugees from the idea stage to the launch of their business.…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Business Basics Fund supports projects that test methods of encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost their productivity through ways of working and technology.