01782 333798 info@thebic.co.uk Studio 10 Sutherland Institute, Longton, ST3 4HY 08:00 - 17:00

Innovative Thinking To Beat The Competition – Feb 2020

Sutherland Institute Lightwood Road Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

More than 8,000 companies in the UK have Innovation in their company name. Why do they believe in Innovation? Innovate or Stagnate still rings true in business. We can’t afford to stand still. But Innovation doesn’t just happen – it needs to be managed! How can we bring innovation into our business and use it to grow our business? To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients). They may be a charge of £10 if you do not inform us in advance of your non-attendance 

Free

Funding your Innovation – March 2020

Sutherland Institute Lightwood Road Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

What funding is available for innovation? What are the latest schemes? Looking at local, regional and national support To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).

Free

What IP do you Own – March 2020

Westwood Golf Club Ladderedge, Leek

Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office This workshop delivered by the Intellectual Property Office aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and how it impacts on small and medium-sized businesses. The audience is presented with a series of scenarios showing why intellectual property is crucial to a business. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what IPR they or their company own and will be given access to the full suite of support materials from the Intellectual Property Office. Areas Covered – Trade Marks, Patents, Copyright, Design Rights, etc To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).

Free

Leadership for Innovation – March 2020

Sutherland Institute Lightwood Road Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Successful businesses have a robust culture of Innovation and very strong Leadership qualities. What is Innovation?  What are the barriers to Innovation? The benefits of Innovation.      Understanding Leadership and Management for Innovation What are the key steps to leading innovation? Exploring Leadership Styles Creating a vision and goals strategy Models for change

Free

Marketing your Innovation – March 2020

Sutherland Institute Lightwood Road Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

How to get your innovation to market !  Innovation – the successful exploitation of a new ideaWe will investigate what “Marketing” really is, the Key Aspects of Marketing, Understanding Market/Customer Requirements and Selling & Promotion

Free

AI – What you need to know – April 2020

Stone House Hotel Stafford Road, Stone

What will be the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Connectivity in a world that is becoming more and more digital? Will the Internet of Things give more control or take it away? We will look at how Data Science and Big Data change the way we think and how Blockchain and Cyberspace change the way we do things. Introducing SMART products that will revolutionise Business Innovation and Competitive Advantage. Future Leaders will need to be prepared for Artificial Intelligence and Teamwork and Co-operation will be more important than ever. Successful businesses take calculated risks - are you informed enough to take those risks? This session will be delivered by Strawberry Fields. John and Dave are both world leaders in the field of creativity and innovation and specialise in helping business to achieve high growth and profitability within a relatively short space of time. This is a Free Event for Staffordshire businesses only and will be followed by a buffet and an opportunity to Network! http://www.thebic.co.uk/events 01782 333798sandra.butterworth@thebic.co.uk  

Free

New Product Development Workshop – May 2020

The Wolseley Centre - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust A51, Stafford

Join us on this half-day workshop to keep your new product development on track and reduce the risks involved in the process to ensure successful completion. Includes practical techniques and useful templates! 13 May 2020 09:00-13:00 in Stafford Do you need help to develop your next product or process? Busy people can benefit from following a structured process to ensure development is on track. This intensive workshop is delivered by a company that has an excellent record in successfully developing new products and will take you through key concepts of NPD and a well practised and successful strategic approach to New Product Development. Practical Documented Techniques Proven Approach Keep you on Track Useful Templates to follow Help Reduce Risk Applicable to your own company This workshop is currently FREE OF CHARGE to Staffordshire based individuals and small and medium-sized companies - workshop materials and refreshments will be provided. To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop equivalent to £175. #  Full day workshop equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no actual charge to attend).

Free

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