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The Materials Processing Institute

Monday, 7 November 2016 from 09:00 to 12:30 (GMT)

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Learn about Intellectual Property at this very successful workshop facilitated and run by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and delivered to a wide range of industries, business advisors and professional bodies for more than 10 years.

The workshop aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and how it can be used to support and benefit Start Up businesses and SMEs.





Gary Townley, Business Outreach Manager, Intellectual Property Office

Who should attend:

This workshop is particularly beneficial to Start Up businesses and SMEs as the focus is to ensure they delegates gain a better understanding of intellectual property to benefit their business regardless of the industry or sectors that they work in.


On the day you will: 

  • Gain a good understanding of trade marks, patents, copyright, designs and confidentiality
  • Develop sound practical skills you can apply to a business environment
  • Be given access to the full suite of support materials
  • Have opportunities to network
  • Have access to business growth support services



08:45 -  Registration

09.00 -  Introductions

09.15 -  Workshop Part 1

10.45 -  Coffee Break

11.00 -  Workshop Part 2


12:30 -  Finish & Networking


Free parking is available at the Materials Processing Institute


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this Workshop, please contact us at:

Tel: 01642 382000



This Workshop is being hosted by the Materials Processing Institute as part of the Business Compass Start Up Programme.        




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Materials Processing Institute
Eston Road
TS6 6US Middlesbrough
United Kingdom

Monday, 7 November 2016 from 09:00 to 12:30 (GMT)

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The Materials Processing Institute





The Materials Processing Institute is a world leading not-for-profit international technology and innovation centre supporting industry, government and academia.


The Institute has expertise in materials, materials processing and energy, specialising in challenging processes, particularly those involving high specification materials, high temperatures and difficult operating conditions.


Project teams, scientists and engineers work across all industrial sectors to develop, prove, prototype and scale-up new products, materials and processes. Cutting edge technology and science based expertise is used to develop new technology and improve existing materials and processes.


SME Technology Centre


Our SME Technology Centre supports SMEs and Start Up businesses by providing: 


  • Access to funds and networking opportunities
  • Research, development and process enhancement facilities
  • Access to leading scientific expertise
  • Office space and conferencing facilities
  • Business support services


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