Restoration Partners, a boutique merchant bank was created by Ken Olisa, OBE. Restoration Partners provides advice and support to entrepreneur-led companies. A pilot VTC was created out of an existing relationship with Lockheed Martin, leading to the creation of the Leidos Virtual Technology Cluster in 2015.
The Virtual Technology Cluster Group (VTC Group) was formed. The VTC Group creates innovation ecosystems to help blue chip organisations create disruptive solutions to drive new revenues or overcome challenges by connecting them with dynamic small companies, allowing them to drive revenue and overcome challenges. Having launched in Cyber Security with Lockheed Martin in 2015 (now Leidos), a Healthcare VTC pilot co-sponsored by Deloitte was launched in December 2016.
To better align with market requirements and client opportunities, the VTC group was renamed as Inogesis. Inogesis is taken from a combination of innovation and exegesis – the ancient Greek for interpretation and explanation. This is at the heart of what we do. Inogesis understands how global enterprises operate, while at the same time being able to form strong relationships with smaller companies.
Formely known as The Virtual Technology Cluster (VTC) Group, Inogesis was created in 2015 by Restoration Partners, a London based technology merchant bank, following a successful cybersecurity project collaboration with Leidos (formerly Lockheed Martin UK).
Increasingly big companies are struggling to keep pace with technological change, therefore we combine innovation and outcome to drive impact between SME innovators and multinationals.
The first VTC, the Lockheed Martin Virtual Technology Cluster, was established in January 2015 and has attracted co-sponsors such as Dell EMC, PA Consulting and Unilever. Entirely complementary to existing Incubators, Accelerators and Clusters, the VTC model allows technology startups, SMEs and PLCs to make connections and pursue opportunities within large corporate’s supply chains.
Since inception, we have supported many corporates harness disruptive innovators. Deloitte, Leidos, Unilever, Oracle, GSK, Dell EMC, PA Consulting are among the sponsors who have tapped into our large and growing network of cutting-edge tech disruptors. We continue to build on our value chain, build strong lasting relationships with key innovators, academia, government and accelerators to increase the effectiveness of our clusters.