Masterclass in Funding and Protecting Innovation

Thursday 20th June 2019
Eagle Labs Union Albert Square Manchester M2 6LW

Venner Shipley has teamed up with grant funding experts, Granted Consultancy to provide a masterclass in the role of Intellectual Property for ambitious businesses, looking to apply successfully for grant funding or to raise investment for their business. The event will take place in Manchester and will introduce and update businesses on the finance options available to support innovative companies in their quest for business growth.

The masterclass will cover innovation audits, innovation funding options, protection best practice, and monetising innovation. It will be of interest to business owners, finance directors, and managers responsible for innovation, tax planning, or R&D. It will also provide a grounding for anyone with an interest in beginning or improving their strategies for funding and protecting innovation.


10:00 Welcome and networking

10:20 Innovation audits

  • Introduction to IP audits, what they are and how they can help
  • Funding assistance from UKIPO

10:35 Research & development grant funding

  • Introduction to the r&d grant funding landscape
  • Maximising chances of success
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of grant funding
  • R&D tax relief

11:00 Coffee break

11:20 Innovation protection

  • Best practice to capture IP
  • IP registration
  • Monetising IP to add value to a business

11:45 Innovation income

  • Patent Box tax relief

12:00 Networking lunch with the option of one-on-one advice sessions

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