Demystifying Intellectual Property (IP): embedding IP education in the student experience

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 02/02/2017

Bailrigg, Lancaster

Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

**The Storify for this event can be found here**

This one day ‘Enterprise Exchange’ event enabled delegates to:

  • Learn how to access and use resources to support IP education
  • Hear from the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) about their research into university IP policies and how well these meet students’ needs and expectations
  • Gain tips, tools and techniques for introducing innovative and practical approaches to embedding IP in the student experience
  • Participate in IP board game ‘Black Swan’ and receive a free copy of the game
  • Network with colleagues from across the sector

Background and summary

EEUK Enterprise Exchange events are one day best practice style mini conferences where educators and practitioners come together to share and exchange good practice and expertise related to enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

This event focused on sharing good practice in embedding Intellectual Property (IP) education in the student experience in universities and colleges.  The day launched with a presentation from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to provide an update on resources available and the background and context for its funding of StudentshIP awards in ten UK HEIs.

This was followed by a talk from Professor Ruth Soetendorp about research undertaken by the IP Awateness Network and the NUS. Recipients of awards then presented case studies and, in Lancaster’s case led a practical and fun session play testing their ‘Black Swan’ game that was developed using StudentshIP funding (see image). Delegates were offered free copies of Black Swan after the event.

There were plenty of opportunities for delegates to share their own ideas and success stories related to IP teaching and learning and colleagues were encouraged to discuss the importance of IP in enterprise education and reflect on their own practice.


Speakers and contributors:

  • Simon Harrison and Gavin Smith, Lancaster University
  • Liam Hynes, The Intellectual Property Office
  • Phil Clarke, Nottingham Trent University
  • Claire Howell, Aston University
  • Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Intellectual Property Awareness Network

This event was organised by EEUK and Lancaster University.

You can download the event slides below:

Claire Howell Aston

Liam Hynes The IPO

Phil Clarke NTU

Ruth Soetendorp IPAN

Simon Harrison Lancaster

Attendee details

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