Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Global Entrepreneurship Week 16-20 November 2009

Global Entrepreneurship Week 16-20 November 2009

check out the thousands of events and activities happening across the UK at

Global Entrepreneurship Week at the British Library

Thinking about starting a business?

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre is holding a week of special events and workshops to help you on your way.

Find out more at:

Friday, 16 October 2009

Calling All Innovators....

Calling all Innovators...


Wednesday 3rd March 2010
Leeds City Museum

Innovator/10, the third Yorkshire and Humber Innovation Awards has been established by Yorkshire Forward to celebrate innovative organisations that are based, or have a major presence in the region. In today's global economy, the ability to innovate can determine the success or growth of a business or of a region, or a country. Of all the triggers for success, the ability to innovate is perhaps the most critical, and therefore the biggest challenge.
Innovator/10 celebrates the outstanding achievements in Innovation and creativity in the region. This year's winners will receive a cash prize of £3,000 to invest in development or research that will enable their business to further enhance their innovative progress.
This year's awards categories include:
Young Innovative Business Award
For Young businesses that have demonstrated creativity and entrepreneurial flair in the launch and early growth of a business. Success must be based on innovative products, processes or services that have a track record of early commercial success and have potential for further growth and expansion in turnover, profits and employees.
Innovation in Action Award
For an innovative new product, process or service developed in the region, which represents a significant advancement for their industry or sector and which offers outstanding opportunities for future commercial success.
Lord Stafford – Partners in Innovation Award
The Innovator/10 Awards and the Lord Stafford Awards, based in the West Midlands, have joined together to celebrate businesses that have collaborated with the research community through the Partners in Innovation Award for Yorkshire and Humber, in the hope to raise the importance of knowledge transfer partnerships on a regional and national scale. The partnership must be based on a defined project which resulted in the successful development of an innovation with potential to deliver significantly improved business performance and commercial success.
Sustainable Innovation Award
For businesses who have made outstanding advances in environmental sustainability through the development and marketing of innovative products, processes and services. The award can also recognise organisations that have introduced innovative management if natural, manufactured and human resources, for the long-term benefit of their staff, shareholders, customers, suppliers, the wider community and the environment.
To apply online or for further information visit All applications must be submitted no later than 17.00 on Wednesday 2nd December 2009.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Emily Cummins speaker at the next inventors group

Just to let you all know that the speaker at next week's meeting - 21st October - will be Emily Cummins who, among other things has won the Sustainable Design Award at the 2009 Women of the Year Awards, Female Innovator of the Year 2007, Technology Woman of the Future 2006 and Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Woman of the Year...

Prize for electricity-free fridge

Emily's gap-year trip to Namibia meant she could improve her prototype fridge
A 22-year-old Leeds student has been named one of the Women of the Year after inventing a "sustainable" more at

Leeds Inventors Group
A great opportunity to mix with other inventors and get advice from people involved in the business of protecting and exploiting new ideas and products. An invited speaker attends each monthly meeting. Open to all. Free admission.

Next meeting: Wedsnesday 21st Oct 2009 6pm-7.45pm

Where: Leeds Central Library, third floor meeting room.

Speaker: Emily Cummins, inventor of the fridge for Africa

Central LibraryCalverley Street,Leeds,LS1 3AB
Ring (0113) 2478266 to book your place
For further information tel 0113 2478266 or email

Friday, 9 October 2009

Leeds Inventors Group on Facebook

Learning Sessions October to December at the Central library

- digital cameras,computer skills, email, internet, scanning, photoshop,family history, silver surfing and word processing.

Learning Sessions Oct to Dec 2009

Innovation Events Calendar

We have created a google calendar for events we are running or attending plus other IP and business/enterprise related events. It is not exhaustive but will hopefully prove useful.The * events are the ones Business & Patents are involved in.

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Thursday, 8 October 2009

FREE Olderpreneur Roadshow in Leeds on Wednesday 14th October 2009.

FREE Olderpreneur Roadshow in Leeds on Wednesday 14th October 2009.

Over 50?

Learn about starting your own business
FREE Olderpreneur Roadshow
Wednesday 14th October 2009

The Merrion Hotel, Wade House House, 52
Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NH
1.0 0 pm to 4.1 4.15 pm OR 4.30 pm to 7.4 7.45 pm

• Hear from inspirational speakers
• Meet people who have gone ahead and started
• Find out where to get help locally

Book your free place NOW online

PRIME - helping the over 50s set up in business. The PRIME Initiative is a registered charity (No. 261794-2)

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Brands, Inventions and Ideas

This FREE event aims to offer help and advice to businesses who want to know more about trade marks, patents and designs and the value in registering them. Identifying these assets and realising their value can make an impact on the medium to long term success of most businesses.
Every business has some form of Intellectual Property that it uses to distinguish itself from its competitors. Whether it is their trading name, a logo or a brand - all businesses need to be aware of the value and importance of their intellectual assets as well as the risks of not registering them, to prevent others using them at anytime, anywhere, anyhow.

This event will provide a seminar, networking opportunities, expert advice and support, along with industry professionals who will be on hand to offer guidance on individual questions during the day.

Additional support will be available on the day from Business Link and the professional body for trade marks - ITMA and patents - CIPA. With the opportunity to attend a licensing workshop.

Free refreshments will be provided.
Thursday 8 October 2009
Time of event
11:30 - 17:00
Elsie Whiteley Innovation CentreHopwood LaneHalifaxHX1 5ER
Book your place for this event