Unlocking the Hidden Value in Patents and Other Intellectual Property in Greater Manchester

16th June 2022, 12:56 pm

Does your business have experience working with Intellectual Property and want to have a part in shaping future IP collaboration programmes in Greater Manchester?

If it’s a ‘yes’ we would love to hear from you.

MIDAS and GC Business Growth Hub are delighted to be partnering with Steer Economic Development (Steer-ED) to deliver a roundtable with SMEs to discuss opportunities to support innovation in Greater Manchester and to discover how their learnings can influence access to large companies IP portfolios and together develop a ground-breaking approach that could open up new commercialisation and collaboration opportunities for your business.

Why Attend?

Shape new policy development & programmes to support innovation in Greater Manchester.

Hear from other SMEs about their approach to innovation and intellectual property management.

Hear from experts from the Intellectual Property Office and Mills & Reeve about their role and support available to SMEs.

Monday 27th June, 3pm to 4.30pm followed by networking drinks

No.1 Circle Square, Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7FS


3pm – 3.05pm: Welcome and introduction.

3.05pm – 3.50pm: Consultation with SMEs on IP and future IP collaboration programmes, with Emma Hanes, Principal Consultant, Steer-ED

3.50pm – 4.10pm: Importance of Intellectual Property as an asset to innovative business and the support available from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and partners, with Andrew Reith, Greater Manchester Policy Adviser, IPO.

4.10pm – 4.30pm: Role and support from IP attorney and law firm with Alex Newman, Partner, Mills & Reeve.

4.30pm – 5pm: Networking drinks.

Limited places available – If you would like to attend, please email cinzia.miatto@midas.org.uk to confirm your place.

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