Intellectual Property Knowledge: unleashing the opportunities for crowd sourcing and funding

29 January 2014


09.00am – 3.30pm
Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, SE1 0AA (view map)

This workshop will appeal to anyone who is creating IP and realising inventions as an SME or within UK universities.

Intellectual Property Knowledge: The UK creative industries are world leaders poised to benefit from the opportunities of crowd sourcing and funding, but held back by outmoded approaches to entrepreneurship and intellectual property knowledge. Speakers at this event will provide practical inspiration for how businesses and teaching and learning – the whole creative industries innovation ecosystem – can be equipped to develop and exploit new ways of working for success in the 21st century. Topics to be explored include:

  • What is the evidence for opportunities and challenges in the new world order of open innovation?
  • How to use and develop crowd sourcing and funding platforms?
  • Is current IP law fit for purpose?
  • How can the next generation of creative innovators be better prepared for open innovation?
  • What can we do in our own activities to mobilise the power of the crowd?


09.00 Arrival and refreshments

09.25 Welcome Stephen Green, Programme Director, MSc Integrated Product Design & Co-Innovate Leader, Brunel University

09.40 UK IP Law and Economic Growth for the Creative Industries Chris Smith, Innovation Directorate | Intellectual Property Office

10.00 How to use the IP system to your advantage in this crowd sourcing model Jerry Bridge-Butler, Baron Warren Redfern, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

10.20 IP Strategies for future entrepreneurs and SMEs: Ego, Fear, and Grief.
The emotional drivers behind IP strategy
Naveed Parvez, entrepreneur & co
founder of Project Andiamo

10.45 Break

11.00 It’s a digital world – open, global, social: implication for IP
Tales from the trenches: a practitioner’s perspective on co-creation and IP
Felix Koch , Director at Promise

Panel discussion – the challenges from different perspectives Chaired by Maria Ana Botelho Neves, Design Strategist
Nigel Spencer, British Library EU Open Innovation Project
Silvia Baumgart, – Own-it, University of the Arts London providing knowledge, support and advice on intellectual property to the creative sector

11.30 Overview of crowdfunding in the creative fields Oscar Lhermitte, Sidekick Creatives LTD

11.45 Lessons from how an organisation can harness the power of crowdfunding to fund Innovations Alex Watson, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, RSA

12.00 What is challenging IP education in the context of Open Innovation?
IP education in art and design – Troublesome knowledge?
Silvia Baumgart, Programme Manager of Own-it, University of the Arts London

12.15 Breakout – what does it mean to you?Facilitated by Felix Koch

13.00 Networking Lunch

13.45 Universities in the Innovation EcosystemCo-Chaired by Patrick McCarthy, Director, Caledonia General Partners Limited & Maria Ana Botelho Neves, Design Strategist

A panel discussion in which we will to share current perspectives and projects across universities capability, challenges and opportunity to exploit IP, as well as current challenges in IP education.

New ways of innovating – Old Ways of Working Patrick McCarthy, Director, Caledonia General Partners Limited

COINED – Piloting an open innovation model to commercialise design student IPIan Ferris, Brunel University

Devising a University IP policy for the 21st century Dani Salvadori, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins

Using IP to create a business: Notes from the frontline of University Entrepreneurship Syeda Rahimunnessa, South Bank University

Collaboration – who owns the IP? Peter Christian, Kingston University

15.15 Next Steps Chaired by Stephen Green, Brunel

15:30 Close