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How to Protect your Business and Increase your Business Potential

Host: Derbyshire Dales District Council
Venue: Agricultural Business Centre. Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
Date: Tuesday 21st January, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 12:00
Cost: FREE

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


About this Event

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…

  • Mark Houghton will be presenting on 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.
  • Andrew Scott will be presenting a talk on 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 question are welcome and there will be an opportunity to talk with Andrew separately at the end of the seminar.

There will also be 2 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.


Specific timings will be forwarded to attendees 2 weeks before the event date.

This event is open to all businesses in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak and has been organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council and High Peak Borough Council


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