This is a fully-funded event for key stakeholders in the intellectual property (IP) community and anyone with an interest in IP. The one-day workshops will take place in four cities across the Western Balkans in September. This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the strategic importance of IP for SMEs. Topics will include the key IP activities SMEs need to be aware of and the ways in which IP can be exploited to benefit your company. Case studies will be presented illustrating a variety of ways in which IP has been used successfully to generate revenue and attract funding. The workshop will be interactive and a Q&A session will be held at the end.
This workshop will be of interest to you if you:
have a start-up company and wish to know how to protect your IP
are part of an SME looking to identify and mitigate against IP risks as you expand into wider markets
are a patent attorney who wants an insight into IP in an international business context
are looking to invest in a company and want to know what you should be looking for in a business from an IP perspective
Introduction: Support Programme 2 on Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property in the Western Balkans Countries
Strategic importance of IP for SMEs
What are your IP assets?
Why does IP matter for SMEs?
IP exploitation - case studies
What are the key IP activities along the business growth journey?
Interactive session on potential IP support for SMEs
IP toolkit and mentoring
Explore what other support is needed
Networking & Food
This workshop is part of a project commissioned and fully funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of the Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF). The workshop will be conducted in English and snacks and coffee will be provided.
Since space is limited, your confirmation of attendance will be greatly appreciated. The deadline for registration is Friday 14th September 2018 so please sign up quickly! HERE
In addition to this project, ClearViewIP will be mentoring 30 innovative SMEs from the Western Balkans region in September – November 2018. This mentoring is also fully-funded by the EIB. We are keen to identify strong mentee candidates so if you would like to discuss this with us feel free to do so during the workshop breaks and networking session. If you would like to apply for the mentoring, simply fill out this application form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SMEMentoring
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