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Tuesday 21st January

How to Protect your Business and Increase your Business Potential

Event Venue and Description: Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell

This event examines types/benefits of Intellectual Property, Research & Development, Exporting & incentives and business funding.

Delivered by Dr Mark Houghton, UK & European Patent Attorney and CEO of Patent Outsourcing as well as Andrew Scott ; ex R&D Executive director for Bostik WE, this free event will highlight key benefits of protecting your business through the use of Intellectual Property and Research and Development. The event will include…

  • A presentation regarding the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) as a commercial tool in your business. The presentation will explain the benefits and different types of IP protection which are suitable for your business and how competitors may use IP against you.
  • A presentation around the Idea Creativity process, the front end of Innovation. Why asking the right question is so important and a methodology to identify, nurture and develop ideas. The talk will also discuss the benefits of using an expert facilitator to help provide the best outcome from an Ideation session. The talk will be interactive and therefore questions are welcome and there will be an opportunity to talk with the presenter separately at the end of the seminar.

There will also be two shorter sessions covering funding opportunities for businesses and exporting support and tips delivered by Heather Bradford, Business Advisor at Derbyshire Dales District Council and Kathryn Borg from the Department of International Trade.

This event is open to all businesses in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

For further information and details of how to register, please follow the link provided.