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

Leadership Skills Webinar – April

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 This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only).Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event.To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility.Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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The differences between IP rights and how to protect them for your business

This event will be delivered by the BIC's Partner - The Intellectual Property Office. What is Intellectual Property? Join us as we explain the differences between IP rights and how to protect them for your business. IP rights include Trade Marks, Patents, Copyright and Registered Designs. Every business will own at least one of these rights, find out which one belongs to you.

Myth Busting Plastics Webinar – April

Is plastic the right material for your product? Surely not all plastic is bad? What’s the real story behind plastic? What plastic can be recycled? Can you confidently make your product out of plastic? Is it for your business? This online session will be hosted by Paul Morris from Staffordshire based Addmaster (UK) Ltd which is a global leader in the supply of technically innovative, premium quality additives for plastics, paper, textile, paints and coatings industries. Following a talk by Simon Ellin from the Recycling Association, a panel made up of local and not so local Plastics and Packaging businesses will discuss the pros and cons of using plastic and will help you decide whether plastic is right for your product. Book onto the event and a link to attend will be sent to you nearer the day. This is a free Event for Staffordshire businesses only

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Marketing your Innovation Webinar April

How to get your innovation to market !  Innovation – the successful exploitation of a new idea. We will investigate what “Marketing” really is, the Key Aspects of Marketing, Understanding Market/Customer Requirements, analysing Competitors and Selling & Promotion This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only). Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/sbis-3-main-output-form-online/

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Is Your Future Automation Webinar – May

Technology has made automation less expensive. What once seemed like the far future is now an everyday reality for many small businesses.  Is it for your business? This on-line session will be delivered by Nigel Knapp from the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre). Nigel has many years’ experience in automation and will give delegates his independent, impartial advice. Case studies will be presented to evidence how automation can be introduced at an affordable cost. The BIC’s New Product Development Grant of £5,000 can be used to pay for the MTC’s advice and guidance. Opportunity to ask questions to ascertain whether automation may be right for you and your business. This is a free Event for Staffordshire businesses only Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event.To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility.Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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Opportunities in the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain – June

.As most car and van manufacturers are now turning to electricity and the government is committed to replace diesel with electric by 2030, imagine the additional supply chain opportunities.Could you benefit from this growing market?Join us to hear from a representative from Cenex in Loughborough, a Research & Innovation organisation which amongst other subjects has been researching and contributing to the whole concept of Low Carbon Transport.Electric cars have been around since 1884 and very popular in the 1910’s but virtually disappeared as gasoline and diesel power took over. With the recent growing focus on low carbon, they are back with better designs and new technology has improved battery power.So what are the electric vehicle charging challenges and could there be supply chain opportunities for your business?Are you a company considering adopting electric cars and vans/or hydrogen HGV vehicles into your fleet? What will that entail?This is a free Event for Staffordshire businesses only

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Innovative Thinking To Beat The Competition Webinar – Sept

What’s it all about? Why do you need to keep innovating? More than 8,000 companies in the UK have Innovation in their company name. Why? 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? This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only).Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event.To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility.*Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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New Product Marketing Webinar – Part I – Sept

Understanding markets and customers, who will buy from you and why. Marketing tools & tactics. How to minimise risks, avoid product recalls and produce successful launches. Includes useful templates. This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only). Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/sbis-3-main-output-form-online/

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New Product Marketing Webinar – Part II – Sept

ONLY BOOK ONTO PART 2 IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED ONTO PART 1 WEBINAR SPLIT OVER TWO DAYS How to minimise risks, avoid product recalls and produce successful launches. Includes useful templates. This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only). Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/sbis-3-main-output-form-online/

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Protecting your Innovation Webinar – Sept

  What is Intellectual Property? How can you protect your ideas and products? Every company has IP so a general appreciation of Intellectual Property Rights is important so that you can protect your ideas right from the start.  Learn about Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright, Infringement etc... Join us for this webinar to protect your business and know your rights. This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only). Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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Leadership for Innovation Webinar – Part 1 – Oct

.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 InnovationWhat are the key steps to leading innovation?Exploring Leadership StylesCreating a vision and goals strategyModels for changeThis event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only).Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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Leadership for Innovation Webinar – Part 2- Oct

ONLY BOOK ONTO PART 2 IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED ONTO PART 1 WEBINAR SPLIT OVER TWO SEPERATE DAYSSuccessful 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 InnovationWhat are the key steps to leading innovation?Exploring Leadership StylesCreating a vision and goals strategyModels for changeThis event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only).Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. To be able to attend the event free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 online form to declare eligibility. Online Form Link – https://thebic.co.uk/expression-of-interest-sbiis3ext/

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