A new Wikipedia-style venture designed to help clean technology companies protect their Intellectual Property is being launched Cambridge, the UK’s innovation capital.
The IP Wiki has been created by the Cambridge Cleantech members organisation, The SmartLIFE Low Carbon Centre and Anglia Ruskin University.
It will be officially launched at a breakfast seminar at the carbon centre in King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday July 8.
Attendees will also hear from experts in the IP sector and case studies from companies including how IP can play a role in improving business finance.
Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, said: “Companies in the CleanTech sector are highly creative and to help solve both customer needs and resolve global sustainability issues, innovative new and products and services are constantly being developed.
“Protection of these ideas and products, a company’s precious Intellectual Property, is fundamental to ensure a safe route to market and that others don’t take advantage of these breakthroughs.
“The IP event includes market leading advice from Cambridge-based patent attorneys Reddie and Grose and the website will include case studies from the CleanTech sector.”
Garratt will make the introductions at the launch seminar, which runs from 8.30 am until 10am. David Arkell, director of SmartLIFE and Rob Willis, director of research at Anglia Ruskin University, will run through the mechanics of the IP Wiki website and Simon Goodman, a partner with Reddie & Grose, will spell out how best to leverage Intellectual Property for the success off a business.
‘Sharing experience’ contributions will come from Alan Beresford, managing director of EcoCooling, who will address ‘IP and Support for Company Finance from Corporation Tax and Patent Box to R & D Tax Credits’ and from Garry Moore, managing director of Propelair.
• You can book at http://www.cambridgecleantech.org.uk/events-launch-of-ip-wikipedia