Startups Top 20 entrepreneur secures £200,000 government grant

Release Mobile awarded two SMART development grants in two years

Software development agency Release Mobile, has been awarded for its innovation with a £200,000 government grant.

The company was founded by William Lovegrove, who was listed in the Startups Top 20 last year for his software Datownia, which helps businesses share data with developers.

Valued at £217,825, the grant was awarded to Release Mobile to fund the development of new software SystemSync, which is designed to help clients collect data from their customers and business partners.

The Development of a Prototype SMART grant, managed by the Technology Strategy Board, marks the second successful grant pitch for Release Mobile, which secured a Research and Development SMART Grant in 2011 worth £88,000 to fund work on Datownia.

Founder William Lovegrove commented on the second government-funded cash injection: “The SystemSync project will build on the raw power and flexibility of our Datownia API creation technology but re-package it into a secure and scalable data-aggregation solution.

“Winning this second SMART grant is incredibly exciting as it validates our vision of businesses in the future being able to simply and easily exchange clean and well-structured data without suffering expensive overheads.”


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