10:00 am - 12:30 pm 26/04/2021
Intellectual Property: Enabling students and graduates to improve their understanding
Monday April 26th, 10am to 12.30pm
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Increase their awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the importance of enabling students and graduates to learn how to protect IP and use it to empower themselves
- Learn about a variety of approaches to enabling students and graduates to gain a better understanding of IP and how to protect it
- Consider when it is appropriate for educators to advise students and graduates on IPR and when legal advice should be sought
- Hear about the real-life experiences of an entrepreneur who faced several IP challenges
- Hear about the latest tools and training materials available to enable educators and practitioners to support students and graduates to learn about IPR.
One in three jobs in the EU are in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) intensive industries. Yet a study by the Intellectual Property Awareness Network revealed that 69% of graduates were unaware of any education on IP during their studies. Furthermore, the recently published UK University Intellectual Property Ranking (2020) reveals wide variations in university policies towards student IP.
In developing our entrepreneurial curriculums, we are encouraging our students to be creative, to continually re-assess norms and express ideas for themselves and others, essential for responding to today’s global challenges and the innovation economy. But how equipped are our students to protect their creativity and avoid infringing the rights of others?
This online Enterprise Exchange event, to be held on World IP Day and delivered in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Loughborough University, will raise awareness of Intellectual Property (IP) and the need to protect it. Inspirational speakers will share their experiences and approaches to enabling students and graduates to understand more about IP and how to protect it. Speakers will also share some great resources that delegates will be able to use.
- Kath Penaluna, Associate Professor and Enterprise Manager, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- Dr Julie Holland, Honorary Fellow of EEUK and University Teacher in Enterprise and Director of Short Courses, Loughborough University
- Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Professor Emerita Bournemouth University and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts London
- Marcus Simmons, former entrepreneur, now Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, University of Central Lancashire
- Lisa Redman and Jenny Vaughan, Senior Policy Advisors, Education and Knowledge Exchange, Intellectual Property Office.
This event is free to attend for EEUK members. £100 for all others.