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“Business As Usual at the BIC – we can offer advice by telephone and we can still process any grant applications electronically. You can still ring us on 01782 333798 or e-mail us on enquiries@thebic.co.uk or contact our staff individually. We are also on Linked In, on Twitter @staffsBIC and on Facebook so do find us and follow us – we hope you all stay safe and hope to “see” you again when life returns to normal”

What IP do you Own – March 2020

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).

Grant Recently Launched by WRAP

WRAP is looking for organisations that are creating new methods of recycling plastics or textiles in England. The project must demonstrate that it goes beyond ‘state of the art’ current industry norm and must have a measurable impact in terms of quantity in tonnes. Projects could include innovative sorting equipment, smart marker systems, conveyor systems, storage etc… Grants of between £200,000 and £1m for eligible projects.


SMART is the new name for Innovate UK’s Open Grant Funding programme. £25m is being made available for game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas that lead to new products, processes or services that can be commercialised for business Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering and do not have to be inked to Innovate UK’s usual grand challenge areas. Companies can apply for between £25,000 and £500,000 as a single application with a project to last 6 – 18 months. Companies looking for larger funds need to form a collaboration with other organisation. Competition Opens – 25 July 2019 Competition Closes – 16 October 2019

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