IP for research events

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Vitae and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are delighted to be partnering on a series of ‘IP for Research’ workshops, webinars and a live lecture during the spring of 2020. These events aim to increase the Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and skills of doctoral and early career researchers and facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.

Bookings for the live lecture are now closed! 

IP for Research Workshops

Each interactive half-day workshop will be delivered by an expert with contributions from local staff and relevant services, such as technology transfer offices. Workshops will take place between January to March 2020 and each workshop will be up to 50 researchers from the host institution of those affiliated to it (please check with your institution as places may be subject to restrictions).

Workshop programme

AGENDA

Introduction

  • Overview of Intellectual Property
  • Background to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
  • Why IP is important to researchers
Copyright
Patents
Design
Trademarks
Commercialisation of IP within research projects
Role of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and their support of research projects
Case Studies and/or guest speaker


Now I understand why IP is important to my PhD and how I can help protect it - IP workshop participant, 2019


Workshops will take place on the following days in the following locations and can be booked directly with the institutions by clicking on the corresponding links: 

Earlham Institute

20 January 2020

The Pirbright institute

4 February 2020

University of Birmingham

10 February 2020

Cardiff University

13 February 2020

University of York

2 March 2020

University of East London

9 March 2020

Manchester Metropolitan

10 March 2020

Royal Holloway

16 March 2020

University of Edinburgh

24 March 2020

Kingston University

27 March 2020

University of Brighton (running with Uni of Sussex)

31 March 2020

IP for research webinars

The IP for Research webinars will provide a comprehensive consolidation of what the workshops offer, but as a one to two hours online interactive session, including questions and answers. As with (the workshops etc), places are available up to 50 researchers from the host institution of those affiliated to it (please check with your institution as places may be subject to restrictions).

Webinars will take place on the following dates locations and can be booked directly with the institutions by clicking on the corresponding links: 

University of Portsmouth

21 February 2020

University of Nottingham

6 March 2020

University of Wolverhampton

12 March 2020

GuildHE research

13 March 2020

Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

23 March 2020

IP for research virtual lecture

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a virtual lecture on Thursday 2 April at 2.30pm - 4pm (UK time) to support those attending other institutions or unable to attend an event at their own institution. It will cover the same topics as the workshops and webinars, supporting researchers’ development by discussing why Intellectual Property (IP) matters and to:

  • explore the different types of IP you could be creating as a researcher
  • help you make informed decisions on use of any IP generated
  • understand when you might need to speak to an IP expert at your university
  • highlight the potential opportunities to maximise the impact of research

The webinar provides information from a UK IP perspective, but would be useful to researchers working on international projects with an interest in understanding IP more widely.

The lecture covers Vitae RDF Domain C1.4 Professional Conduct: IPR and copyright. It will enable researchers to gain a good grounding in C1.4 Phase 1 (has a basic understanding of data ownership rules as they apply to own research) and substantial elements of C1.4 Phase 2 (has substantial understanding of copyright, IPR, licencing to advise peers and less experienced researchers).

After attending this virtual event participants will understand the value of open access research outputs and know how and where research outputs should be deposited to ensure they meet the needs of open research more widely, whilst also considering their commercial potential.

Bookings for the live lecture are closed!

Log-in details to access the event will be sent to registered participants nearer the date.