Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Enterprise Club (Leeds) - Why you need to know about trademarks and copyright 5/4/16

Developing a new product? Need help to make your ideas a reality?

Free one-to-one advice & guidance

11th May 2016

Innovator in Residence

Roger Tipple of Tipple Associates works with individual inventors and companies to get new ideas off the ground and develop new products.

For further information or to book an appointment please ring (0113) 2478266

Business & IP Centre Leeds
Central Library
Calverley Street

Calling all Innovators

Have your say on how the EU can improve support for Horizon 2020 research & innovation programmes

The EU are inviting SME's to respond to a public Call for Ideas, open until 29th April 2016.
Europe's economic performance and job creation depends on the ability to translate the creativity and inventiveness of European citizens and entrepreneurs into world-winning products and services.  At present, Europe lags behind some of our key international competitors in generating the kind of disruptive, market-creating innovations which are needed to secure Europe's future prosperity.

With this in mind, the European Commission is keen to hear the views of innovators on the scope for improving the support which the European Commission currently offers, especially in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. All responses will help shape the Commission's future proposals for improving support for start-ups and others aiming to bring breakthrough innovations to market. 
Use this link to complete a short (5 minute) survey:

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

#whatsyourstory ambassador Bill Hyland made his product idea a reality!

How can your local library help you realise a pipe-dream?

72 year old Bill Hyland, from Oakwood, invented his 4 in 1 deburring tool for plastic pipes way back in 1976, but didn’t have the time or resources to put it into production. So, after he retired he visited the Business and IP Centre in the Central Library. The team were able to offer expert advice and support on all aspects of getting his invention onto the market.

Six years on Bill’s device, the Burrfect, is on the market and selling well. Proof that you’re never too old to start something new. ‪#‎whatsyourstory‬