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Innovation Champions – How & why we protect innovative ideas

25th September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Staff within the NHS are often best placed to generate and develop new solutions to unmet clinical needs.  However, the importance of protecting these ideas, and the ways and means of doing so, is often overlooked.  ‘How and why we protect innovative ideas’ offers an introduction into the complex world of intellectual property and the importance of asserting ownership of your ideas.  It offers essential learning for new Innovation Champions and serves as a good reminder for those who are already involved with the network.


Having attended this course you will have learnt about:

How you can protect the development stages for your idea through different types of intellectual property (IP)

How to avoid potential infringement issues surrounding other organisations’ products and services

Issues around working with other organisations and safeguarding against these.


Delivered for the Yorkshire & Humber Innovation Champions Network, this course is free to staff from NHS organisations who are members of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and/or Medipex.  This includes staff who are not registered as an Innovation Champion, so if you have colleagues who have an interest in innovation and would like to hear more about the network, please invite them along.

To register your attendance for this workshop, please click here.


We will also be hosting a workshop covering the Identification of Unmet Clinical Needs and Scoping Solutions between 10am and 1pm.  Please consult the events page for more information and to register if you would like to attend this course also.

If you would like to know more about the Innovation Champions Network and how you can become involved, please click here.


The Circle
33 Rockingham Lane
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4FW United Kingdom
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25th September 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sophie Bates