Harness your intellectual property to fuel growth
In conjunction with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), we are offering grants of up to £2,500, with a contribution of £500 from you, to subsidise an IP audit carried out by an IP professional of your choice.
For businesses that would benefit from further support, the IPO's competitive funding scheme - IP Access - provides eligible businesses with up to £5,000 to help implement the recommendations from the IP audit.
IP is the backbone of what we’re raising investment on, and we’ve secured funds that wouldn’t have been possible without the IP audit.
Tom Birbeck, CEO, ARC Marine
Why you should focus on intellectual property
Security: well-managed IP can protect your business from competitive action and the malicious or unintended actions of your staff, customers and suppliers.
Investment: an understanding of the intellectual property in your business can help you raise finance. Whether it be equity, debt or grant funding, any potential investor will want to know what IP you own or use, its value and if it is protected.
Growth: explore how to exploit your IP to create new revenue streams, enter new markets or increase the value of your business. Consider new income streams and the value generated by licencing, franchising and brand-building.
Interested in taking your IP strategy to the next level?
Contact us to get started (and please note that the service, along with the separate IP Access Scheme, is not available in Northern Ireland).
The IP audit was extremely thorough, practical and useful, with a simple summary of actions and priorities, which was exactly what I wanted.
Samantha Mant, CEO, Halcyan Water
Please find a case study of Raplas Technologies below, which benefited from IP Audit and IP Access.