Creative Digital Support Summit

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A free full day event for digital, tech, creative, and gaming SMEs with topics that you have said you need to know more about

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Join Business Gateshead, BIPC Newcastle and RTC North for a brand-new event, the ‘Creative Digital Support Summit’, which will be held at PROTO: Emerging Tech Centre in Gateshead, Europe’s first dedicated centre for emerging technologies.

The Summit is a free full day event geared towards supporting digital, tech, creative, and games businesses across the region. Join us for seminars, interactive sessions and workshops covering a wide variety of topics from marketing, protecting your IP, how to get paid from clients, social media for business and securing your platforms and websites.

Plus, we’ve thrown in some good old fashioned networking, breakfast and lunch and a chance to visit the Digital Catapult North East and Tees Valley (NETV) Immersive Lab and get hands-on with some VR/AR demonstrations.

This exciting event includes the topics that digital, tech and gaming companies have told us are important to them. Whilst we’d encourage attendees to attend the whole day to gain the most from the event, you can dip in and out of sessions, as works best for your company. The programme for the day consists:

8.00am – 8.15am Registration

8.15am – 9.00am Networking Breakfast

9.00am Welcome and Introduction

Intellectual Property

9.10am IP Basics for Digital and Tech…. IPO and BIPC Newcastle Services …. Brexit Implications and Global IP: (Emma Richards - Intellectual Property Office and Aude Charillon BIPC Newcastle)

10.00am IP for Tech, Digital and Gaming – Top Tips: (Dan Mercer and Stephanie Carr - Definition IP)

11.00am Break

Social Media

11.15am …. Whether you’re just starting or are relatively active on social media, this interactive session will enhance your knowledge and increase your confidence, helping your business thrive.(Jodie Balmer - W Comms North)

Cloud Accountancy

12.15 ..... Save time, save money and manage your growth more effectively (Abdul Chowdhury and Navid Moalemi -Vertax Accounting)

1.00 Lunch and Networking

Effective Management

1:45 ‘Six Thinking Hats’ …. Six Thinking Hats is a way of analysing, discussing and managing problems and challenges and to ensure improved decisions”. The process ensures that you capture all the knowledge and experience of your team to solve problems and decide on future courses of action, whilst at the same time improving motivation and involvement from your key staff (David Boath - RTC North)

Money - What you might be missing out on!

2.45 Innovation Tax Relief: how to get money back from innovation/developing your game/product/service (Sara Andrews - Haines Watts)

Contracts and Licences - Getting paid and protecting your interests

3.15Licencing and Contracts: Licensing your game/tech platform, contracts for clients – how to get paid for your work! (Alex Sheil - Ward Hadaway)

3.45 pm Break

4.00pm Cyber Security: ‘securing your emails, tech platform from hackers and protecting your customer data’ (Jon Hudson - Durham Police)

4.45 Buffet and Networking

5.30pm Immersive Tech evening session- With the opportunity to take a tour of Proto followed by an innovation meet up, looking at different types of emerging technologies utilised in both digital and non-digital industries. Network with other companies active in digital, tech and games etc and learn more about business support on offer from a range of organisations, including Business Gateshead, PROTO, Digital Catapult NETV, BIPC and others.

8.00pm CLOSE

To attend this event you must be an SME (Small or Medium Sized Enterprise), trading in the north-east within the digital, tech, creative or games sectors.

The event is delivered by Business & IP Centre (Newcastle), in collaboration with Business Gateshead, as part of the 'Pathways to Innovation' project, fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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