Friday 28 February 2020

Aberinnovation: Mid-Wales's New Science Park

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Jane Lambert

Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus ("Aberinnovation") has just distributed its first newsletter.  It contains news of
On the construction of the campus, the newsletter reports that the Future Food Centre, Advanced Analysis Centre and Innovation Hub will be fully operational by October 2020. They will join the Biorefining Centre and Seed Biobank to form AberInnovation's core capabilities.

According to the History page of the campus's website, Aberinnovation is a joint project between Aberystwyth University and the Biotechnology and the Biological Sciences Research Council "to convert the 21st Century’s grand challenges of food, water and energy security into sustainable and prosperous opportunities for society, recognising that innovation in agriculture and the food supply chain will play a critical role in fostering a knowledge-based bio-economy."  The vision for the campus is to create a world leading facility for bio-science research, developing ground breaking products for the agri-tech market.

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Friday 21 February 2020

IP for Inventors, Makers and Designers

"How to Protect Your Ideas and Make Money from Them" 
FFIWS 125 High Street, Porthmadog, 1 April 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

Jane Lambert 

I mentioned the FFIWS maker space at Porthmadog in FFIWS - Another Resource for Inventors, Designers and Makers in North Wales today in my Inventors Club blog,  FFIWS is funded by Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig and the ARFOR Programme by Cyngor Gwynedd.  Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig is one of the projects of Menter Môn.

Rhys Gwilym, one of the officials of Menter Môn is arranging some workshops and other events at FFIWS and has invited me to speak about intellectual property for users of FFIWS's facilities.  I have given similar talks at various FabLabs around the country and other maker spaces in Sheffield and Carlisle.

Although I shall have to spend a few minutes explaining what intellectual property is and how it works I shall make my talk as practical as possible.  I shall concentrate on confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements, rights that come into being automatically such as copyrights, design rights and unregistered Community designs, rights that can be registered inexpensively such as trade marks and designs, licensing and cost-effective methods of enforcement.   I shall explain how and where to get specialist advice quickly and cost-effectively including the community of advisors, investors and entrepreneurs that is gathering around M-SParc on Anglesey.

The talk will take place at FFIWS, 125 High Street, Porthmadog on 1 April 2020 at 17:30.  I shall mention this event to some of the other experts who have spoken at M-SParc and invite them to come to make the event a really special evening.