London based Voice And Chatbot Project Innovation Partner


On 20th April the treasury announced a series of financial measures aimed at firing up the creative mind of innovative SME’s by putting some rocketfuel into the veins of the UK’s world class entrepreneurial community.

At Say It Now we revel in impactful action and are here to support groundbreaking teams who need a specialist Natural Language Processing partner to realise their Voice Assistant or chatbot vision.

We are good at pitching, UK&EU winners of 2019 Alexa World Cup and have many more awards on the shelf from the 5 years we’ve been working with voice assistants and chatbots.

We are familiar with Innovate UK’s application process and awarding criteria.  You will be asked what credentials your team has to deliver, to build on the scope of your concept.  See at the bottom a couple of excerpts of our thinking and responses from recent submissions.

Get in touch now and tell us about your great idea. at or by calling +44 (0) 20 7099 6627

Here’s the official details from GOV.UK:

Innovate UK, the national innovation agency, will accelerate up to £200 million of grant and loan payments for its 2,500 existing Innovate UK customers on an opt-in basis. An extra £550 million will also be made available to increase support for existing customers and £175,000 of support will be offered to around 1,200 firms not currently in receipt of Innovate UK funding. The first payments will be made by mid-May.

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Excerpts from recent grant applications:

Who is the project team, what is your capability to deliver a solution?

Our executive team includes Head of Product and Technology, Sander Siezen, who will oversee the technical development of the Skills. Sander has worked in technology Product Management for 20 years, within senior positions delivering products at Royal Bank of Scotland, Aimia, Symbian and Pokerstars.

The Say it Now team all have the capability to work remotely and have decades of  experience in managing remote software development teams. As such, we have the capability to deliver the desired outcomes of the project within  the constraints caused by the COVID-19 crisis….

Briefly, describe your project, and be clear about the need you will address and what makes the approach you propose innovative.

The charity sector is set to lose £4.2bn in funding directly linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The impetus for individuals to donate needs to be stimulated by developing easily accessible channels.  As of March 2020 34% of UK homes have a smart speaker and digital radio listening has increased 12% on these devices since the start of the pandemic.  Our project will stimulate charitable donations via highly targeted smart radio adverts that allow the collection of donations using simple voice commands with existing payment methods.

By combining in-market technologies we will create a simple flow for charities to use to drive donations.  These start with a location and user targeted advert played on smart speakers streaming digital radio that, in turn, invites the listener to say a few words to open a bespoke voice experience that leads to a donation.


“…People who are homeless are especially exposed to the coronavirus outbreak. But together we can get vital care and protection to them.  To find out how just say ‘Alexa, support crisis’”

The listener is then guided into a simple, voice led, experience that allows them to find out how they can support the charity and leads to a donation using existing Amazon Pay or Google Pay credentials….

Get in touch now and tell us about your great idea. at or by calling +44 (0) 20 7099 6627